New Delhi: The national capital on Thursday remained gripped under the cold wave with the minimum temperature recorded at 3.7 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season’s average. On the other hand, Srinagar witnessed the coldest night of the season as it shivered at minus 7.6 degree Celsius, a MeT official was quoted as saying.
During the day, the maximum temperature in Delhi is expected to hover around 21 degrees Celsius. While there was shallow to moderate fog in most parts of the city, a few places saw dense fog causing visibility issues. Furthermore, at least 15 trains towards Delhi faced unscheduled delays due to fog conditions.
Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season at minus 7.6 degree, breaking the December 31, 2007 record of minus 7.2 degree, an official of the Met department was quoted as saying. Water taps, lakes, ponds and other water bodies were frozen in and around Srinagar in the morning.
Beside Srinagar, Pahalgam recorded minus 8.3 degree Celsius, and the minimum temperature in Gulmarg was minus 9 degree Celsius. Leh was at minus 8.4 degree and Kargil at minus 16.2 degree.
Drass was the coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir at minus 20.6 degree Celsius. The maximum temperature in the town on Wednesday was minus 8 degree Celsius.
Jammu recorded 4.3 degrees, Katra 3.7 degrees, Batote minus 2.2 degree, Bannihal minus 3.5 degree and Bhaderwah minus 2.5 degree as the night’s lowest temperature.
Meanwhile in Delhi, the maximum temperature on Wednesday settled at 21.3 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 3.6 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season’s average — the lowest of this season so far.