New Delhi (NVI): The minimum temperature in the national capital dipped as low as 3.5 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night as cold wave sets in. Temperatures are further expected to dip to 2 degrees Celsius on New Year’s Eve, according to IMD.
The India Meteorological Department declares a cold wave when the minimum temperature in the plains goes below four degrees Celsius.
The last time the minimum temperature dipped as low as was 3.4 degrees Celsius was on December 20.
“The western disturbance which was affecting the Western Himalayas has just passed so there is moisture in the air and wind speed is also likely to reduce. It’s going to be very cold and lead to the development of fog,” IMD stated.
Furthermore, according to the weather department, a western disturbance has led to “scattered to fairly widespread” snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
In addition to this, the temperature in some parts of Haryana and Rajasthan touched zero degrees Celsius on Tuesday night. Hisar and Narnaul recorded zero degrees and 0.3 degrees Celsius.
Rajasthan’s Bhilwara and Pilani registered 0.9 degrees, Sikar recorded 0.5 degrees, and the temperature in Churu touched 0.4 degrees Celsius, IMD stated.