Cold Abates in Parts of New Delhi; Experts Predict Severe Cold Wave

NEW DELHI: Delhi and its adjoining areas on Thursday woke up to respite from shivering temperatures. Visibility increased as the fog reduced. The minimum temperature in the National Capital was recorded at 9 degree celsius Thursday amid cloudy weather and light rain.

According to IMD, fog conditions over northern India including in Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan, and Western UP have significantly improved due to the current western disturbance and consequent stronger surface winds. Isolated pockets of Delhi are expected to receive light rainfall from Saturday.

Experts over the next week predicted temperatures as less as -4 degrees. Severe chills are on the horizon between Jan 14 and Jan 19 and are likely to be at the peak from Jan 16-18, the source said.

Delhi between January 5th-9th, recorded an intense cold wave spell, the second longest in the month in a decade according to the weather watchdog. Within 12 days of this month, the capital also recorded 50 hours of dense fog this month, the highest since 2019.

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