New Delhi, Dec.19:
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a cold wave warning and has forecast that night temperature in Delhi could further drop to around 4 degrees in the coming days. The mercury dropped to 5.1 degrees Celsius in the early hours of Tuesday, making it the coldest December day since 2015.
Officials said that the cold wave conditions may be witnessed only at isolated places in the city on December 20, 21 and 22.
On Tuesday morning, the temperature plummeted to 5.1 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average, from Monday’s 6.2 degrees Celsius. The mercury had touched 5 degrees Celsius on December 20, 2015.
“The heavy snowfall — early for this time of the year — in Jammu and Kashmir, parts of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, has triggered cold winds that are reaching Delhi.