NEW DELHI: People in Delhi and its adjoining areas woke up to a chilly morning with the minimum temperature in the national capital dropping to 1.4 degrees Celsius – the lowest so far this season. Dense fog reduced visibility leading to delay of several trains.
As predicted by IMD intense cold wave conditions will continue through the next three days. It was 4.7 degrees Celsius on Saturday and 10.2 degrees Celsius on Sunday.
Hisar, in Haryana recorded a minimum temperature of 0.8 degrees Celsius, while Punjab’s Amritsar saw the temperature plunging to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut extended the winter break for students of up to Class 8 in view of chilling temperatures.
Minimum temperatures are expected to dip further by about 2 degrees Celsius in several parts of northwest and central India over the next few days, after which, the temperatures will marginally increase by 3 to 5 degrees Celsius from Thursday
Earlier, from January 5 to January 9 Delhi saw an intense cold wave spell the second longest in the month in a decade. The city has recorded around 50 hours of dense fog in January so far, the maximum in the month since 2019.