The national capital Delhi had witnessed its cold day of the season as the minimum temperature plummeted in the morning. The Mercury fell to its lowest in Delhi this season with the Safdarjung Observatory, whose reading is considered the official marking for the city, recording 2.4 degree Celsius in the morning. Dense fog enveloped the city reducing visibility and affecting the air traffic and the vehicular movements in the city.
According to the Meteorological Department, mercury may fall further in the coming days in North India. Due to this, cold can increase more. Also, rain has also been estimated through the Meteorological Department.
The average maximum temperature so far this year has been recorded at 19.85 degrees Celsius in the last month of December. It is likely to reach 19.15 degree Celsius by December 31. According to the Meteorological Department, there is no hope of relief from this for the next two days. There is a possibility of falling temperature and increasing cold in the next 2-3 days.
A senior Meteorological Department official said, Other observatories recorded as follows: Palam 3.1 degrees Celsius, Lodhi Road 1.7 degrees Celsius, Aya Nagar 1.9 degrees Celsius.Light/moderate isolated to scattered rain/thundershower will also occur in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, north Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh between December 31 and January 2.