The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued a “red” warning for the national capital as cold wave conditions continue unabated in the region.
The red colour denotes extreme weather conditions.
The IMD has issued the warning for today and tomorrow after temperatures in parts of Delhi on Saturday morning touched 1.9 degrees Celsius. In Safdargunj Enclave it was around 2.4 degrees Celsius.
It should be noted that since 1992, Safdarjung Enclave has recorded the lowest minimum temperature this year. During the 1930s, the minimum temperature was recorded as low as 0.0 degrees Celsius.
Due to dense fog, flight operations and train services have also been affected in Delhi.
Latest satellite imageries indicate dense cloud engulfing most parts of northwest India, extending all along the Indo-Gangetic plains.
Today, in Delhi’s Palam and Lodhi Road, the temperature was around 3.1 degrees Celsius and 1.7 degrees Celsius.
According to IMD, from December 31 onwards, rainfall is likely in the capital city and its adjoining areas such as Noida, Gurugram, Ghaziabad, and Faridabad.
This weather phenomenon is likely to continue till January 3, predicted the weather forecast agency.