India: Delhi wakes up to coldest day with temperature as low as 2 degree celsius

Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

Delhi wakes up to coldest dayWith the mercury plummeting to 2 degrees Celsius in parts of the national capital, the residents of Delhi woke up to the coldest day of the season, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.


The Safdarjung observatory, reading of which is considered the official one for the city, recorded a low of 3.4 degrees Celsius, a MeT official said.


Lodhi Road recorded a minimum of 2 degrees Celsius, the official said. On Wednesday, it had posted a low of 2.3 degrees Celsius.


Chilly winds continued to make inclement weather more difficult for people, even as poor visibility in the morning affected rail services. Flight services, however, were not affected as such.


The visibility was recorded at 800 mt in the morning at Safdarjung observatory while Palam recorded 500 mt, a senior railway official said.


“26 trains are running late, eight have been rescheduled and seven cancelled,” he said.


The maximum temperature settled at 17.2 degrees, three notches below the season’s average at Safdarjung.


Among other weather stations, Palam saw a high and low of 17.7 and 4.4 degrees Celsius, Aya Nagar 17.4 degrees Celsius and 4.9, while Ridge recorded a maximum of 17.9 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 5.5 degrees Celsius.

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