2.4 ° C coldest day in Delhi this time.

Cold and dense fog enveloped Delhi on Saturday morning, where the morning temperature was 6:40 degrees. So far, four flights have been diverted, and 24 trains are running late due to reduced visibility.

The official said the flights are operating at the airport under CAT IB conditions, which means the runway visual range (RVR) is between 50 meters and 175 meters. The official officers said, Four flights have been diverted from the airport till 8.52 am today.

The Meteorological Department has predicted mercury to fall over the weekend. The city recorded a temperature of 13.4 degrees Celsius, the most extended December cold season since 1997, which were seven degrees below normal. The Meteorological Department said on Thursday that the Delhi-NCR region is expected to record its second coldest December since 1901.

An IMD official said The maximum temperatures in December were in 1919, 1929, 1961 and 1997, below 20 degrees Celsius. In December this year, the average maximum temperature (MMT) as of Thursday was 19.85 ° C. He said that it is expected to submerge to 19.15 ° C by 31 December.

If it does, it will be the second coldest December since 1901. The minimum temperature was recorded at 17.3 degrees Celsius in December 1997. Since 14 December, most parts of the city have witnessed 14 consecutive “cold days” or 14-day “cold periods.” In December 1997, it was cold for 13 days.

Severe cold day / cold day conditions are predicted until 29 December. Relief is expected next week due to a change in wind direction.

According to IMD, a “cold day” occurs when the maximum temperature is at least 4.5 degrees below normal. There is a “severe cold day” when the maximum temperature is at least 6.5 degrees Celsius below normal.

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