Delhi records coldest day in 22 years, temperature set to decline further
New Delhi : The cold continued to grip Delhi on Tuesday as the day recorded the lowest temperature in 22 years.
According to IMD, the minimum temperature was recorded 9 degree Celsius as the cold winds from snow-clad regions blew in with the north-westerly winds.
On Tuesday, the difference between the maximum and the minimum temperature dipped to 1.8 degrees, making the day the coldest since 1997. The maximum temperature was 12.2 degree Celsius while the minimum temperature on Tuesday was recorded 10.4 degree Celsius.
“Today (Wednesday) similar conditions are likely to prevail. The low cloud cover will not allow sunlight to reach the ground and keep the day cold,” said Kuldeep Srivastava head of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional weather forecasting centre.
The scientists have warned of rains and snowfall in several states of North India, leading to more dip in temperature in the national capital.
After an improvement in the air quality on Tuesday, at 7am on Wednesday, the air quality index (AQI) was 242, in the ‘poor’ category.