Delhiites shiver as temperature dips to 2.7 degree Celsius

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New Delhi, Jan 4: Delhiites today pulled out more woollens from their winter wardrobe as morning temperature plummeted to the season's lowest of 2.7 degree Celsius.

Today's minimum is four degree Celsius below normal and down from yesterday's 4.4 degree Celsius. Yesterday, the maximum was 12.7 degree Celsius. Fog in the early morning hours slowed down traffic. On Tuesday, the minimum had dipped to four degree Celsius, the previous lowest for the season.

On Wednesday, the city witnessed the coldest day in 44 years when maximum plummeted to 9.8 degrees. The weatherman has predicted similar weather conditions for tomorrow with temperature between four and 15 degrees.

People Warap Blankets

The spell of bone-chilling cold continues in Delhi. The maximum temperature dropped to 9.8 degree Celsius on Wednesday. This was 11 degrees below normal. The minimum temperature was 4.8 degrees. At Palam, on the fringes of Delhi, the maximum temperature was 9.7 degrees.

And adding to the winter woes are the thick fog covers in the mornings, the depleted sunshine and icy winds. The caps, mufflers, gloves and long coats are out. Not only Delhi but entire north India has been frozen due to this chilli winter.

The entire region is shivering due to intense cold wave as plummeting mercury claimed more than 100 lives in Uttar Pradesh with thick fog cover throwing normal life out of gear in many places. In Jaipur, the authorities directed government and private schools not to hold classes up to Class 8th till Jan 12.

The timing for students of classes IX to XII had also been rescheduled, District Collector T Ravikant said. The classes for these students will now begin from 10 am, he said. Meanwhile, Himachal continued to reel under sub-zero temperatures, with Keylong remaining the coldest place with a minimum of minus 8.9 degrees, followed by Kalpa with minus 3.5 degrees. Punjab and Haryana also remained in the grip of severe cold, with mercury dropping by up to three notches below normal in various parts.

PTI

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