It is the 16th consecutive day in the capital Delhi when the cold flow extended. The city is enveloped with thick cold and dense fog. The fallen temperature has broken a record of 118 years. Earlier, there was a cold flow in Delhi for 13 sequential days in December 1997. The wintertime created destruction in December 1901.
On Monday, the temperature touched 2.6 in the Safdarjung and 2.9 in Palam. There is no anticipation of gaining relief from this cold. In the new year from January 1 to January 3, light rain is expected during the night. Not only rain, but hail is also expected on January 2. The effect of fog is expected to continue for a few days.
On Sunday, the direction of the wind changed and the temperature rose marginally. Since morning the wind was waving from the east. Yet after this, the whole day was chilled. Safdarjung recorded a minimum temperature of 3.6, Palam 3.2, Aaya Nagar 2.5 while Lodi Road recorded 2.8 degrees Celsius.
The wind speed will rise on 31 December due to western disturbance. The fog effect is expected to persist for a few days.
The airline was affected due to the thick fog in Palam. On the other side, the movement of the train was also affected. The thick fog and cold continued on Monday morning as well. The vehicles that usually run at high speed were witnessed moving at moderate speed.