The national capital New Delhi woke up to freezing temperature of 2.4 degrees Celsius. The weather department says this is the worst winter recorded for the second time since 1901.
Cold waves likely to hit Northern parts of India like Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, North Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. In Delhi, at 6.10 am, the minimum temperature recorded is at 2.4 degrees Celsius.
According to reports, dense fog reduced visibility in parts of Delhi, disrupting rail, road and air traffic.
Since December 14, most parts in the city have witnessed a 13-day cold spell.
On Friday, the minimum temperature was at 4.2 degrees Celsius, while the normal temperature stands at 7.2 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature was recorded at 12.9 degrees Celsius.
The weatherman predicted dense fog at isolated pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, north Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh during the next three days. There may be a similar situation in North Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Sub-Himalayan regions, West Bengal, Sikkim and Odisha during the next two days. Even north-eastern India will remain affected during the next four or five days.
Warnings: Cold wave to severe cold wave conditions in some pockets over Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, North Rajasthan and Bihar and in isolated pockets over Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal and Sikkim during the next two days.
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Last Updated Dec 28, 2019, 10:43 AM IST