New Delhi, Jan 31: Cold wave continued in Delhi on Wednesday resulting into delay in the operation of 32 trains. Two others were rescheduled and 22 cancelled due to low visibility and operational reasons as dense fog engulfed the national capital and neighbouring regions.
The low visibility also affected the flight operations at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi.
Day temperatures in Delhi are expected to hover around mid-20s, however, cold wave may again grip the national capital around February 4 after the passage of Western Disturbance, predicts Skymet Weather. The agency also expects the pollution level to decrease in the city due to strengthening of winds and dry weather.
Earlier on Monday, as many as 35 trains were delayed and five were rescheduled whereas, 10 remained cancelled.
Several parts of North India, including Delhi and the adjoining National Capital Region, have been witnessing a dense fog and a fall in the temperatures.
Meanwhile, the Air Quality Index readings from the city’s Lodhi Road area showed PM 2.5 was 211 and PM 10 as 213 on Monday.
Cold weather gripped Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday with Lakhimpur Kheri recording the lowest temperature at 3 degrees Celsius.
Eastern parts of the state bore the brunt of dense to very dense fog. The day temperature was below normal in Faizabad, Lucknow and Bareilly divisions.