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Delhi Feels the Chill Amid Record Cold Weather, Airport Issues Fog Alert

© AP Photo / Manish SwarupAir India planes are parked at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021
Air India planes are parked at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 - Sputnik India, 1920, 05.01.2023
Delhi has experienced record-levels chill, with the Indian capital recording lower temperatures than famous hill stations like Nainital and Dharamshala this week.
At 3 degrees Celsius, Delhi recorded its lowest temperature in three years as the bone-chilling cold continued to affect normal life in the capital city on Thursday.
Besides freezing temperatures, a thick blanket of fog engulfed the megapolis with the Delhi Airport issuing a fog alert for travelers.
The Delhi Airport said that though the operations were running as normal, low visibility measures were in place at the facility, and passengers were urged to remain in contact with the airlines regarding updated information about the status of their flights.
"All flight operations are presently normal. Passengers are requested to contact the airline concerned for updated flight information," the airport said in a statement Thursday morning.
Dense fog caused bad visibility in most parts of north India. In Delhi, the visibility dropped to as low as 25 metres, affecting both rail and road traffic.
Meanwhile, the weather office stated that cold conditions will continue over the states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Haryana, and Punjab for the next three days before witnessing a decreasing trend in the days to come.
"Cold wave conditions very likely to continue over northwest India during next three days and decrease in intensity thereafter," the India Meteorological Department said.
On Wednesday, Delhi's temperature dwindled to 4.4 degrees, three points below normal for this time of the year.
Additionally, a thick layer of fog cloaked the national capital last morning, lowering visibility to 200 metres and delaying nearly two dozen trains heading towards it.