There seems to be no respite from chilly winter, as mercury continues to dip across the north-western and central parts of India. The Capital recorded its coldest day since 1901 with maximum temperature recorded at 9.4 degree celsius on 30 December at Safdarjung meteorological station.
“This December is the second coldest December since 1901. Usually, January is the coldest winter month, but this time, mercury has broken decades’ record in December itself," said Kuldeep Shrivastava, Head, Regional Weather Forecasting Centre, New Delhi.
While delhiites are braving cold conditions, the forecast by India Meteorological Department for this week is also not very encouraging. Delhi and its adjoining areas woke up to a thick blanket of fog on Monday morning, hitting air and railway traffic. As many as 21 Delhi-bound planes had to be diverted, several got delayed and six were cancelled. Around 30 trains are also running late.