Schools in Delhi asked to remain shut for next week due to cold wave
New Delhi : The Delhi government has issued an advisory in which all private and government schools have been asked to remain closed till January 15 due to the cold wave persisting in the national capital. The advisory from Directorate of Education comes on the day when Delhi recorded its lowest temperature of 1.9 degree Celsius.
"In continuation to the DOE's (Directorate of Education) earlier circular, all private schools of Delhi are advised to remain close till January 15, 2023, in the wake of cold wave prevailing in Delhi," the circular read.
Most of the schools in Delhi had their winter vacations till January 8 and were scheduled to open from January 9, 2023 (Monday).
On Monday, Delhi recorded second lowest temperature in the last 10 days, that is 1.9 degree Celsius, the temperature was recorded in the morning at Safdarjung Weather station. The only time when national capital had recorded a colder morning in last 10 years was on January 1, 2021, when the lowest temperature was recorded at 1.1 degree Celsius.
The Delhi has been facing cold wave with dense fog which has affected roads, rails and air traffic movement. At 5:30 AM today, the visibility at IGI Airport was less than 50 metres.
The IMD has urged people to limit their outdoor activities.