Mercury level in Delhi falls as a cold wave hits the national capital on January 28. The minimum temperature slumped to 3.8°C due to cold and dry westerly winds, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
The IMD declares a cold wave if the minimum temperature, in plains, falls to 4°C and a severe cold wave is considered when the mercury dips to 2°C or below. Also, on January 26, the national capital experienced the cold wave when the minimum temperature recorded was 2.1°C. With this, the IMD said that Delhi is likely to face another cold wave on Friday, January 29.
Earlier, on the New Year’s Day, Delhi recorded a minimum of 1.1°C which was the lowest recorded in January in 15 years.