Delhi has been reeling under a cold wave for the past a few days. On December 23, the minimum temperature was recorded at 3.7 degrees Celsius. It is expected to dip to 3.0 degrees Celsius after December 28.
Delhi recorded the minimum temperature settling at 4.6 degrees Celsius in the wee hours of the day. The fall in the temperature is due to cold wave conditions prevailing over northwest India, the Indian Meteorological Department was quoted as saying.
According to IMD officials, the temperature is expected to remain in the same range over the coming two days as well. On Thursday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 22.3 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year.
While the capital recorded a minimum temperature of 5.2 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, the minimum in the hill town was 9.4 degrees Celsius the same day. Shimla received snowfall last week, and its minimum temperature was four degrees above normal.