Delhi temperature: Delhi and other northern states of India are experiencing an extreme cold wave as the minimum temperature dips to as low as -15 degree Celsius in some parts of Himachal Pradesh, J&K and Ladakh.
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The weather office has issued a “Red” warning over the severe cold waves, the reason behind the extremely low temperature in Delhi. On Saturday, the mercury had plunged to below 2 degrees Celsius in some areas, with the Lodhi Road Observatory recording a low of 1.7 degrees Celsius.
Due to heavy fog, many flights have also been diverted from Delhi airport. Over 30 trains have been cancelled due to low visibility in northern part of the India.
With chilling cold continuing to sweep Delhi-NCR, the region is expected to record its second-coldest December since 1901, the weather department had said on Thursday.
The air quality in Delhi also fell to the “severe” category with the air quality index dangerously high at 465. Officials said low temperature along with high humidity and low wind speed led pollutants to accumulate. Noida and Ghaziabad have again topped the chart of most polluted cities in India.
Light rain is expected between December 31 and January 2, which may give temporary relief from the cold and air pollution.
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