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Cold wave to continue in Delhi, dense fog likely till Jan 4: Met Dept

Even as Delhi continued to reel under severe cold wave, there will be no respite from the weather conditions as mercury is expected to dip further in the coming week.



New Delhi: Even as Delhi continued to reel under severe cold wave, there will be no respite from the weather conditions and mercury is expected to dip further in the coming week.

The minimum temperature settled at 4.8 degrees Celsius on Monday, three levels below the season's average and visibility dropping to less than 100 metres. The maximum temperature today is expected to be around 19 degree Celsius.

"There was dense fog in the morning and the visibility was less than 100 metres at 8.30 am," said an official of the India Meteorological Department.

Northern Railway has confirmed that 78 trains coming into the city were delayed while 20 trains departing from Delhi were rescheduled.

According to Met Department, the first day of the new year is expected to bring rains and dense fog is likely to continue till January 4.

Delhi continued to shiver under biting cold on Sunday as the national capital witnessed lowest temperature in the last five years at 2.6 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal.

At least 55 flights and 80 trains were delayed due to dense fog.

Three homeless people have reportedly died on Sunday in different parts of the national capital.

North India continues to experience severe cold wave with dense fog enveloping most parts of Uttar Pradesh today morning. Over four dozen trains in the state were running late, with the Kota-Patna Express setting a new record of a 38-hour delay, railway officials said.

Trains like the Barauni Mail (13 hours), Nauchandi Express (11), Chandigarh Express (11), Amarnath Express (9), Kashi Vishwanath Express (6), Neelanchal (6), Punjab Mail (6), Shatabdi Express (3), Lucknow Mail (5) are running behind schedule, officials said.

Meanwhile, the temperature in Srinagar was minus 4.7 degrees Celsius on Sunday and Leh recording the season's coldest night so far with a minimum temperature of minus 17.0 degrees Celsius.

Even Punjab and Haryana yesterday recorded the coldest night of the season so far at 2.3 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal.

With Agencies Inputs

From Zee News

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