7 trains had to be rescheduled, at least 11 others cancelled and 26 arrived late as a result of unforgiving fog engulfing Delhi.
The dense fog continued to penetrate its way deeper in Northern India affecting numerous train and flight services. Health experts have advised citizens to keep warm even as temperatures continue to fall down to 5 degrees Celsius.
One international and five domestic flights were also delayed due to foggy weather, reported Indian Express.
Railway official said that Patna Rajdhani Express is among the 11 trains cancelled due to the low visibility.
But this is not the first time such an incident has happened in the recent few weeks. In late December 2016, six international and five domestic flights arriving and departing from Delhi experienced delays as a result of the foggy weather.
The problem was so severe that it led to the cancellation of 6 trains and delayed 37 others even as the visibility became poorer.
According to predictions by the meteorological department, the country will face above normal winter this season. However, the northern parts of India will have to contend with cold wave spells.
How to deal with foggy windows
Despite the climate being one that you wouldn’t wish, it is vital to ensure the temperature inside your car and house is a comfortable one. Doing so will involve fighting against foggy windows and turning the heater on for more warmth.
The foggy windows are basically as a result of the air’s moisture content and low temperature.
Via India Express
When the outside temperature is cold and you decide to generate more warmth inside your car by turning on the heater, fog will typically begin to form on your windows.
To fix that, you can try the following tips:
Use readily available tools in your car
Turn on your car’s rear window defogger to wipe out fog from the back window. Here is another quick method that will however leave you shivering. Switch off the heater and then turn on the defrost vent with cool air. The result is that the inside of your car will become cool and lower the fog on the windows.
This first tip will yield fast results but will leave you feeling quite uncomfortable.
More comfortable solution
If you want to be warm while you are driving, turn on the defroster and blow warm air across the windshield. This will evaporate the accumulating moisture and thus clear up your windows.
If you are trying to defog in a cold weather, make sure your car has a recirculation so that it can continually take in the dry air.
Also, be ready
Even if you do not expect fog, prepare for it. You can do this by cleaning your car’s glass both inside and outside. In such a circumstance, you will be aware that the forming fog isn’t as a result of just dirty windshield. Also, have within your reach a product that that can be sprayed or wiped on the glass’ inside to block fog formation.