New Delhi: The national capital shivered as the temperature plummeted to 2.4 degrees Celsius early morning on Saturday. The Indian Meteorological Department has said that New Delhi will witness the coldest New Year's Eve as heavy downpour is expected in the city.
Official figures given by the MeT department recorded the lowest temperature of the season at 2.4 degrees celsius in the morning.
According to the MeT officials, the city was wrapped in a thick layer of fog that led to reduce the visibility to less than 150 metres. The spine-chilling cold had also reduced the visibility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport leading to delay of flights from the Delhi Airport. As many as four flights had to be diverted to nearby airports. The National Capital Region (NCR) would be expected to record its second-coldest December since 1901.
According to the weather department, "air quality may deteriorate from December 28-29 due to an increase in fog cover and reduced wind speed. The national capital is likely to experience cold wave and severe cold day conditions till December 29, predicted the weather department."