It was sunny but the coldest Jan 29 in the past six years with the minimum temperature dropping four notches below the season`s average at 4.8 degrees Celsius. The Met department forecast dense fog Friday morning.
It was a partly overcast sky in the national capital Saturday with the maximum temperature recorded at 16.9 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season`s average and the weather department forecasting a clear weekend.
Freezing winds, fog and rains threw normal life out of gear in plains of North India on Thursday while Kashmir Valley and higher parts of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh witnessed fresh snowfall, setting tone for more wintry conditions.
Rains caused such a sudden and drastic fall in the temperature that Thursday became the coldest Jan 22 in the past five years, the maximum temperature going eight notches below the season`s average 13.2 degrees Celsius.