Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Met office warns of foggy disruptions for another couple of days

Calcutta: Dense fog disrupted flight and train schedules for the second consecutive morning on Monday.
Flights could not operate from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport from 4 am to 9.30 am, while several long-distance and local trains on both Howrah and Sealdah divisions were delayed by hours.
Fog will continue to play foul in the next two days, the Alipore Met office warned on Monday. Acting deputy director-general (meteorology) B.K. Mondal said an anti-cyclonic circulation (clockwise movement of air) over the Bengal-Orissa coast was sucking in moisture from the Bay, leading to fog and a rise in temperature.
Airport officials said visibility dipped to 50 m around 4 am, as the runway was engulfed in thick fog. Not one morning flight could take off or land.
30/01/07 The Telegraph