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Biting cold made life miserable in Delhi, minimum temperature reaches 2.8 degree Celsius in Lodhi Road

Updated: January 5, 2023 1:52 pm

For the last few days, the outbreak of cold has been continuing in Delhi and its surrounding areas. Due to this, the problem of traffic has also been increasing for the general public. In the meantime, there was a bone-chilling cold in Delhi on Wednesday. Owing to this, the life of common people got disturbed. Lodhi Road in the capital of Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 2.8 degrees Celsius on Thursday morning.

Due to the tremendous cold wave, the coldest morning of the season was recorded on Thursday, the mercury dropped to three degrees Celsius. According to the Meteorological Department, there was dense fog in the entire North India including Delhi today. Owing to cold and fog, visibility dropped to 50 meters in Delhi and Delhi NCR at 5.30 am.

Talking about different places in Delhi, the Safdarjung observatory recorded a minimum temperature of three degrees Celsius, while it was 4.4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and 8.5 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. Along with this, the outbreak of cold continues in Noida, adjacent to Delhi. Metro, buses and other means of transport are also suffering from the cold.

 

Trains coming from different parts of India are either getting delayed or those trains are being cancelled. It is noteworthy that the minimum temperature was recorded at 2.8 degree Celsius, 2.2 degree Celsius and 2.8 degree Celsius respectively at the weather stations of Lodhi Road, Ayanagar and Ridge.

The Meteorological Department on Wednesday ssued an ‘Orange Alert’ for Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region) for Thursday and Friday.

The dip in mercury has signalled the onset of a harsh, unforgiving . And like every year, street urchins, rag pickers, shoeshine boys and small time vendors are the worst hit. Without a single piece of warm clothings they brave the cold on Delhi’s streets, day in and day out.

Meanwhile, there were reports of some flights being delayed this morning but the authorities at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) said that this was due to poor weather conditions at the destinations. The flights which were delayed included those to cities like Lucknow, Port Blair, Kolkata, Patna and Chandigarh. Most other flights departed on time, an official said.

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