Cold wave in Delhi: Chilling weather continues to sweep national capital, minimum temperature 3.4 degrees Celsius

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New Delhi | Updated: Dec 29, 2019 11:30 AM

Delhi had recorded season's coldest day on Saturday with minimum temperature dropping to 2.4 degrees Celsius. Dense fog enveloped the city reducing visibility to less than 500 metres.

Cold wave, cold wave north india, cold wave delhi, cold wave in north india 2019, delhi temperature, delhi weather, delhi coldPeople warm themselves around a bonfire on a cold wintry morning, in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI Photo)

Delhi continued to reel under a severe cold wave on Sunday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 3.4 degrees Celsius, a notch above Saturday’s minimum temperature. Delhi had recorded the season’s coldest day on Saturday with the minimum temperature dropping to 2.4 degrees Celsius. Dense fog enveloped the city reducing visibility to less than 500 metres.

While 13 trains were delayed for up to 6 hours due to fog, the operations were normal at Delhi airport and there were no diversion or cancellations. “The minimum temperature was recorded at 8.30 am at Safdarjang Observatory at 3.4 degrees Celsius, four notches below normal,” a MeT official said.

While the Palam Observatory recorded a minimum temperature of 3.2 degrees Celsius, the mercury dropped to 2.8 degrees in the Lodhi Road area. The humidity level was recorded at 94 per cent. The weatherman has predicted clear sky in the afternoon even as the cold wave is expected to continue.

“The day will be severely cold due to cold wave at most places in the city,” the official added. With chilling cold continuing to sweep Delhi-NCR, the region is expected to record its second-coldest December since 1901, the weather department had said on Thursday.

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