New Delhi, December 30: Delhi is likely to record the coldest day on Monday in last 119 years for the month of December as day temperature till 2:30 PM today has been unusually following the coldest trend with Safdarjung at 2:30 pm has 9.4 degree Celsius. Delhi and national capital region (NCR) woke up to the coldest winter morning this December, bone-chilling at just 2.6-degree celsius. Delhi Fog: Over 500 Flights Delayed, Several Cancelled Due to Dense Fog at IGI Airport, Train Services Hit.
To make things worse, the fog has covered the entire national capital throwing road, rail and air traffic out of gear. As many as 500 flights have been delayed and over 20 flights have been diverted due to dense fog and low visibility. The Northern Railway also informed that 30 trains are running late due to extreme weather conditions. Dilli Ki Sardi Funny Memes Take Over the Internet As Delhi Freezes at 2.2 Degrees on a Foggy Morning!
India Meteorological Department (IMD): Delhi likely to record the most coldest day today in last 119 years for the month of December as day temperature till 1430 IST today has been unusually following the coldest trend with Safdarjung at 1430 IST has 9.4 degree Celsius pic.twitter.com/ksqTaIHwcM
— ANI (@ANI) December 30, 2019
According to the IMD, the minimum temperature recorded at Safdarjung observatory was 2.6 degrees Celsius (6 degrees lower than average). The climate was a bit colder at two other places in Delhi. Lodhi Road shivered at 2.2 degrees Celsius, while at Ayanagar it was 2.5 degrees Celsius.
Since last week, the northern part of India is reeling under severe cold wave condition. Parts of Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Bihar and Rajasthan saw a dip in mercury levels.
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