Mumbai, December 30: While cold waves continued to grip North India, several areas in Maharashtra also witnessed biting cold, with the minimum temperatures plummeting on Saturday. Nagpur city in eastern Maharashtra recorded the lowest temperature of the day on Saturday in the last five decades, a Met department official informed. Meanwhile, reports informed that Ahmednagar recorded the lowest temperature in the state at 3 degrees Celsius on Saturday. Fog Engulfs Delhi, 15 Trains Running Late Due to Low Visibility. 

Deputy Director General of Meteorology JR Prasad informed that Nagpur had earlier recorded a minimum temperature of 5 degrees Celsius on 29th December 2014. After that, it was on Saturday, when the temperature dipped to 3.5 degrees.

On the other hand, Delhi has been reeling under severe cold wave conditions with dense fog partially stalling flight and train operations. On Saturday, residents woke up to a chilly morning as mercury dipped to 2.6 degrees Celsius. The Met Department informed that the temperature on Saturday was four notches below the season's average and is believed to be the season's lowest temperature so far.

Meanwhile, Leh and Kargil in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir witnessed the coldest night of the season on Saturday. In Srinagar, residents witnessed the coldest December night in nearly three decades this week when the mercury rise half-a-degree to settle at a low of minus 7.2 degrees Celsius.

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