On New Year’s Eve, Delhi went cold at 3.3 degrees Celsius, the lowest temperature recorded in the season so far. Chilly winds swept the city bringing the temperatures down sharply, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The minimum temperature in Delhi is 4 degrees below the normal at this time of the year.
The city is likely to get rainfall from January 2 onwards and another spell of intense cold wave is expected in the second week of January.
The IMD said, the mercury may drop further on new year’s ever and similar conditions are expected in parts of the city over the next three days.
“Scattered to fairly widespread” due to a western disturbance led to snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and cold, dry northerly winds from the western Himalayas have been barrelling down the plains, bringing the minimum temperatures down in north India, Kuldeep Srivastava, chief of the regional forecasting centre of the IMD, said told news agency Press Trust of India.