Delhi woke up to another cold day on Wednesday as parts of the national capital and adjoining states witnessed fog. According to news agency ANI, the minimum temperature in Delhi dropped to 4 degrees Celsius.
In Delhi, several trains were running late or were cancelled due to reduced visibility.
Flight operations at Delhi’s IGI Airport were also affected due to fog and reduced visibility.
On Tuesday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued an orange alert for very dense fog and coldwave conditions in Delhi, for Wednesday and Thursday.
It has also issued a red alert in Punjab and Haryana for very dense fog and cold wave conditions on Wednesday and an orange alert in both states on Thursday.
The advisory also stated that adverse weather conditions were likely to affect the commutation.
On Tuesday, around 30 flights departing from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport were delayed and 17 were cancelled due to weather conditions.
The minimum temperature on Tuesday was recorded at 4.8 degrees Celsius.
In Rajasthan, coldwave conditions with dense fog prevailed in parts of the state on Tuesday.
According to the Jaipur weather centre, the minimum temperature in the last 24 hours was recorded at 2.9 degrees Celsius in Fatehpur and Karauli and 3 degrees Celsius in Sangriya.
Sriganganagar recorded a low of 4.3 degrees Celsius, followed by 4.5 degrees Celsius in Alwar, 5 degrees Celsius in Sikar, 5.1 degrees Celsius in Pilani and 5.4 degrees Celsius in Churu.
The meteorological department official said the weather remained dry in Rajasthan and there was dense fog in some places.
Coldwave conditions were recorded at many places while an extreme cold day was recorded in Sriganganagar.