Delhi encounters severe disruptions as dense fog envelops the city, impacting over 50 flights at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport. The adverse weather conditions prompt diversions of flights and create challenges for commuters, both in the air and on the railways.

Flight Disruptions

Over 50 flights at Delhi’s IGI airport experience delays, and at least three flights are diverted due to the thick layer of fog. The diversions include three flights to Jaipur, one to Ahmedabad, and one to Mumbai. Passengers are advised to check with airlines for updated flight information.

Airport Advisory

Delhi Airport issues a passenger advisory, stating that while landings and takeoffs continue, flights not compliant with CAT III standards may face disruptions. The advisory urges passengers to contact airlines for the latest flight updates and expresses regret for any inconvenience caused.

Train Services Affected

The dense fog also impacts train services, leading to delays and cancellations at Anand Vihar Railway Station. Passengers encounter difficulties as weather-related disruptions affect railway operations in the region.

Weather Forecast

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts light rain with gusty winds of 30-40 kmph across Delhi. Additionally, light rainfall and drizzle are expected on February 1st and 3rd. Dr. Kuldeep Srivastava, Head of Regional Meteorological Centre, issues an orange alert for the day, indicating potential weather-related challenges.

Yellow Alert and Western Disturbance

A yellow alert is issued for Delhi-NCR on February 2nd due to an anticipated thick layer of fog. Dr. Srivastava notes that a western disturbance is likely to bring heavy rain and snowfall in mountainous regions like Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, and Uttarakhand. The disturbance’s impact is expected to extend to plain areas, including Haryana, Delhi NCR, and Uttar Pradesh, leading to an orange alert for the day.

Thunderstorms and Lightning

Thunderstorms and lightning are forecasted in Punjab and Haryana, contributing to the overall weather challenges in the region. Dr. Srivastava emphasizes the potential for light rain in Delhi NCR, with the thick fog anticipated on February 2nd.


As Delhi grapples with dense fog affecting air and rail travel, the weather advisory becomes crucial for commuters. The impact of the western disturbance adds complexity to the forecast, urging residents to stay informed and exercise caution during these weather conditions.

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