Mumbai, December 26: Delhi continued to reel under severe cold conditions with dense fog partially stalling flight operations at Delhi airport. The residents of the national capital woke up to a cold and foggy morning with the minimum temperature being recorded at 4-degree Celsius. Reports inform that the cold wave is likely to continue till the end of this month. Officials informed that the minimum temperature is likely to dip to 3 degrees Celsius after December 28. Humidity oscillated between 100 and 52 per cent.
On December 25, Delhi recorded the coldest day of the season with the mercury dropping to 19.5 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average. Reports inform that the day’s minimum temperature was recorded at 5 degrees Celsius, three notches below the normal, a MeT department official said, adding that it was the coldest day of the month. Delhi, North India Enveloped in Dense Fog, 4 Trains Cancelled, 12 Delayed Due to Fog.
According to a report by ANI, about 84 flights were delayed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) on Tuesday due to low visibility and foggy weather conditions at the airport. Reports inform that the northern states including Delhi-NCR, and its surrounding states such as Punjab and Haryana are feeling the winter chill due to the flowing of northwesterly winds.
Cold wave continues to grip Delhi, visuals from a night shelter home at Ram Leela ground pic.twitter.com/rpm6lt5mqo
— ANI (@ANI) December 26, 2018
According to Skymet Weather, a significant drop of 2-4 degrees have been witnessed across the plains of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan during the last 24 hours. Apart from chilly nights, residents in Delhi are also battling with air pollution.
Cold wave also gripped most parts of Uttar Pradesh and isolated areas witnessed shallow to moderate fog. Muzaffarnagar experienced the lowest minimum temperature in the state at 1.6 degrees Celsius. In Himachal Pradesh, cold wave conditions continued with the temperature dropping to minus 9.4 degrees Celsius in Keylong and popular tourist destination Manali reeling at minus 3.2 degrees Celsius.