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Delhi feels the chill at 4 degree Celsius, coldest day in four years

Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla was shivering at 6 degree Celsius. The weather office has predicted a further dip in temperature over the next two days.

Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: December 21, 2018 10:23 IST
Delhi winter temperature
Image Source : FILE/PTI

Delhi recorded the coldest day in four years on Thursday. (File Photo/PTI)

Delhiites are feeling the chill much early this winter as the national capital recorded a temperature of  4 degree Celsius on Thursday which was coldest in last four years. Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla was shivering at 6 degree Celsius. The weather office has predicted a further dip in temperature over the next two days.

The fall in temperature is because of cold wave conditions prevailing over northwest India, the MeT Department said, adding that the temperature is likely to fall further till December 22.

The maximum temperature was 22.3 degree Celsius, normal for this time of the year. The minimum, however, was four notches below the season's average. Minimum temperature in December dipped to Thursday's level last in 2014. The humidity oscillated between 100 and 42 per cent.

The Met office has forecast clear skies for Friday along with moderate fog in the morning and haze and smoke thereafter.

"Cold wave conditions are likely at isolated places. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover at 22 and 4 degree Celsius, respectively," the weather office said.

On Wednesday, the minimum temperature settled at 5.2 degree Celsius, while the maximum temperature was recorded at 22.3 degree Celsius.

Cold wave intensifies in Kashmir

Thursday saw cold wave conditions intensify in Kashmir as the minimum temperature dropped at most places and residents in some areas of the city reported freezing of water supply lines.

The night temperature dipped drastically in Leh district of Ladakh region as the mercury plunged nearly nine degrees Wednesday, the Met Department said.

The mercury fell from minus 6 degrees Celsius on the previous night to minus 14.7 degrees Celsius, a Met official said.

In Srinagar - the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir - the night temperature stood at minus 4.9 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, he said.
The normal for this time of season in the city is minus 1.5 degrees Celsius.

WATCH: Delhi colder than Shimla; records coldest day in 4 years

(With inputs from PTI)

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