People in Delhi and neighboring areas woke up on a chilly morning as the minimum temperature in the national capital fell to 1.4 degrees Celsius – the lowest so far this season.
Cold wave conditions and foggy weather prevailed over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
The Meteorological Department of India (IMD) has forecast that intense cold wave conditions will continue for the next three days.
Minimum temperatures are expected to drop further by around 2 degrees Celsius in various parts of northwestern and central India in the coming days, after which temperatures will rise slightly by 3 to 5 degrees Celsius from Thursday due to the western disturbance. .
Dense fog in parts of northern India reduced visibility, delaying several trains.
Earlier, Delhi saw an intense cold spell from January 5 to January 9, the second longest in the month in a decade. The city has recorded about 50 hours of dense fog in January so far, the maximum in the month since 2019.