New Delhi: Residents of the nationwide capital woke as much as biting chill this morning after the winter temperature fell to 2 diploma Celsius. The coldest day this season was on January 1 when the climate workplace recorded 1.1 diploma Celsius.
At present’s temperature of two diploma Celsius got here from the observatory in south Delhi’s Safdarjung. One other climate workplace in Palam on the outskirts of the town reported 4.9 diploma Celsius.
The air high quality within the metropolis remained underneath “very poor” class. Some elements of the town reported sluggish site visitors as a result of dense fog.
Delhi has seen extreme air air pollution previously in peak winter, prompting the authorities to take measures just like the odd-even site visitors scheme and stopping building exercise. Nonetheless, for now the scenario seems to be not uncontrolled, officers stated.
Delhi’s neighbour Haryana and Punjab additional to the north continued to reel underneath chilly wave, with Narnaul in Haryana reporting the coldest at 1.8 diploma Celsius.
A thick blanket of fog enveloped many locations in Punjab and Haryana this morning.
In Jammu and Kashmir, a big space of Dal lake and different water our bodies have turn out to be frozen.
Srinagar recorded a low of minus 8.4 diploma Celsius, which was the coldest temperature recorded within the metropolis in 30 years, an official within the climate workplace stated.
The minimal temperature within the Gulmarg vacationer resort settled at minus 7 diploma Celsius – up from minus 10 diploma Celsius the evening earlier than.