The minimum temperature of Delhi was further dropped to record its chilliest day at 1.7 degrees Celsius on December 28. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the minimum temperature was recorded at Lodhi road, while Aya Nagar registered 1.9 degrees Celsius.

The cold waves have intensified while fog canopied parts of the city. People spent the night at a shelter home in Sarai Kale Khan.

The temperature has dipped to several degrees in the national capital. The temperature in Delhi dropped to less than 3 Degree Celsius in the early morning of December 28. A temperature of 2.4°C was recorded in Delhi at 6:10 AM yesterday, according to the IMD. Temperatures were 2.4 and 3.1 degrees at Safdurjung Enclave and Palam, respectively.

Moreover, Dense fog was seen at Rajpath, while the homeless were seen taking refuge in the night shelters to protect themselves from the harsh weather. Delhiites also set up bonfires to keep themselves warm.

Two flights were also cancelled, while six were delayed, on Saturday from the Indira Gandhi International Airport due to extremely low visibility.

The city shudders in the lowest temperatures of this winter season. According to reports, the winter season being experienced by the national capital region currently is the coldest December in 118 years since 1901. However, the met department has warned that it’s possible the mercury dips further. Chilly weather is expected to continue in Delhi-NCR this week, while the severity of the winter will start reducing from December 31.

Courtesy : DNA

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