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A New Low For Delhi: Record 3 Degrees, Power Grids Under Strain

A blinding layer of dense fog over north India, including Delhi, caused major inconvenience to commuters. The visibility levels were 50 metres around 5:30 am.

New Delhi: A brutal cold wave swept Delhi on Thursday with the minimum temperature dropping to the season’s lowest of three degrees Celsius. As frosty winds from the snow-clad Himalayas barrelled through the plains, including the national capital, people in the city were reported to have confined themselves to the comforts of their homes.

The perceivability levels in the city was accounted for at 50 meters around 5:30 am.

The Safdarjung observatory, Delhi’s essential weather conditions station, logged a base temperature of three degrees Celsius as against 4.4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and 8.5 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

The weather conditions stations at Lodhi Street, Ayanagar and Edge recorded least temperatures of 2.8 degrees Celsius, 2.2 degrees Celsius and 2.8 degrees Celsius, individually.

The cool spell is supposed to strain power lattices and posture difficulties to the destitute.

The meteorological office had on Wednesday given an orange caution for Delhi-NCR for Thursday and Friday.

The India Meteorological Office utilizes four variety codes for climate alerts – – green (no activity required), yellow (watch and remain refreshed), orange (be ready) and red (make a move).