Hyderabad-Delhi flights delayed due to fog

Delhi wakes up to foggy Saturday morning 13 trains cancelled

Meanwhile, operations at Delhi airport suspended as visibility drops below 50 metres.

Not only this, dense fog has engulfed the entire northwestern plains.

All domestic and worldwide flights from the Delhi airport were put on hold at about 6 this morning and they started taking off only a little before 11. According to an airport official, more than 270 flights were delayed and around 50 flights were diverted to other airports.

Monday's maximum temperature settled at 20.1 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average while the minimum was recorded at 5.7 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.

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Visibility improved to 2,000 metres later in the day and operations were restored to normal.

The flight operations at the airport were halted for about five hours. Flights can land in visibility below 50 metres if pilots are trained in CAT IIIB - which is Category Three. No flights could take off between 7.30 am and 11.05 am. The runway visual range was 100-125 metres, while aircraft require more than 125 metres for take-off. 15 have been cancelled, the Northern Railways said. The maximum was likely to hover around 21 degrees. "This is so far the worst fog we have experienced this year", R.K. Jenamani, director, Indian Meteorological Department Delhi area and the IGI. said.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) at Delhi's Shadipur was recorded at 332, and Siri Fort at 388 - both in the "hazardous" category.

Many tweeted photos of the overcrowded domestic terminal where passengers could be seen sitting on floors and staircases.

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