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Weather update: Cold wave sweeps Delhi-NCR, mercury drops to season’s lowest of 2.8°C

Delhi's Safdarjung Observatory recorded a minimum temperature of three degrees Celsius, while it was 4.4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and 8.5 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: From the national capital Delhi to many parts of the country, it is getting severe cold. According to the India Meteorological Department, Lodhi Road in Delhi today (January 5) recorded a minimum temperature of 2.8 degrees Celsius. This is the lowest temperature of this season in the capital. At the same time, the minimum temperature in Safdarjung was recorded at 3 degree Celsius.

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It was recorded 3.2 at 6:10 am and 3 degree Celsius between 6:10 and 8:30. Earlier on Wednesday morning, the minimum temperature was recorded at 4.4 degree Celsius. Wrapped in the blanket of fog, the capital Delhi has become colder than Dharamshala, Nainital and Dehradun.

According to the Meteorological Department, the condition of dense to very dense fog and cold wave will continue in North India for the next 3 days. After this its intensity will decrease slightly. Along with this, there is a possibility of light rain in Uttarakhand, South Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, North Central Maharashtra and Marathwada for the next 2-3 days. Apart from this, during 2-3 days, dense fog may also remain in different areas of Uttarakhand and Rajasthan.

According to the Regional Meteorological Center New Delhi, on January 5 in Delhi, the minimum temperature will be around 3 degree Celsius and the maximum temperature will be around 17 degree Celsius. There, there are chances of cold wave with dense fog.

On January 6 and 7 in the capital, the minimum temperature can be around 4 degree Celsius and the maximum temperature can be around 18 degree Celsius. There will be cold wave with dense fog. The mercury is expected to rise from January 8. ​Clouds will remain clear during the day with light fog in the capital on Sunday. On January 8, the minimum temperature is expected to be 5 degree Celsius and the maximum temperature is expected to be 19 degree Celsius.

While giving this information, railway officials said that due to dense fog, visibility has reduced to 200 metres, due to which rail transport has been affected. He told that at least 19 trains coming to Delhi are running late from one and a half hours to four and a half hours due to fog. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has shared pictures taken through satellite, showing a thick layer of fog in the plains of India and adjoining central, eastern and northern parts.

According to information, the Palam observatory at Indira Gandhi International Airport recorded a visibility of 200 meters at 5.30 am on Wednesday. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), ‘very dense fog’ when visibility is between zero and 50 metres, ‘dense fog’ between 51 meters and 200 metres, ‘moderate fog’ between 201 meters and 500 meters and 501 metres. It is considered ‘light fog’ when it is between 1,000 and 1,000 meters. The minimum temperature in Delhi was less than that of Dharamshala (5.2 degrees), Nainital (6 degrees) and Dehradun (4.5 degrees).

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The minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 3.3 degree Celsius near Delhi University on Wednesday.

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