Thick fog envelops Delhi

Last Updated: Sat, Jan 08, 2011 05:10 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) A thick blanket of fog enveloped the capital Saturday, reducing visibility and making it difficult for commuters. Delhiites continued to shiver as the minimum temperature was three notches below normal.

'The thick fog is likely to clear up as the day progresses. But the cold conditions will continue in the coming days,' said an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The minimum temperature recorded Saturday morning was 4.3 degrees Celsius.

'The maximum temperature would stay around 15 degrees Celsius,' the official said.

The maximum temperature recorded Friday was 15.6 degrees, five notches below the average.

The maximum humidity level stood at 100 percent, while the minimum was 61 percent.