India meteorological department (IMD) has predicted chillier and foggy days ahead in the first couple of days of the new year for the national capital.
According to the IMD minimum temperature will drop to six degree Celsius on January 1, and remain the same on the second day as well. This is going to correspond with foggy conditions on the first two days of 2018, thought there will be a slight increase from the third.
So far, the national capital hasn’t experienced a harsh winter this year, with Christmas day registering a maximum low of 9 degrees, much higher than the average in the past years.
The IMD has also predicted a drop in wind speed, which will affect the air quality of the national capital. The air quality is likely to remain ‘very poor’ in the first few days of the new year, until the wind speeds pick up.
Fog continued to disrupt train movements in Delhi as 35 trains were delayed and five trains were rescheduled. Senior Northern Railway officials said 18 train were cancelled on Friday.