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At 2.4 Degree Celsius, Delhi Witnesses Coldest Day of Season; 4 Flights Diverted, 24 Trains Delayed

The Meteorological Department on Thursday said the Delhi-NCR region is expected to record its second-coldest December since 1901.

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Updated:December 28, 2019, 1:35 PM IST
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At 2.4 Degree Celsius, Delhi Witnesses Coldest Day of Season; 4 Flights Diverted, 24 Trains Delayed
The Meteorological Department on Thursday said the Delhi-NCR region is expected to record its second-coldest December since 1901.

New Delhi: Delhi woke up to a freezing morning and heavy fog on Saturday with the mercury settling at 2.4 degree Celsius at 6:10 am. Four flights have been diverted and 24 trains delayed so far due to low visibility.

The official said that the flights are operating at the airport under CAT III B conditions, which means that the runway visual range (RVR) is between 50 metre and 175 metre.

"Four flights have been diverted from the airport till 8.52 am today," the official said.

The weather department has predicted the mercury to drop further over the weekend. The city, which has been witnessing the longest December cold spell since 1997, recorded a high of 13.4 degrees Celsius, which was seven notches below normal.

The Meteorological Department on Thursday said the Delhi-NCR region is expected to record its second-coldest December since 1901.

"The mean maximum temperature for December was less than 20 degrees Celsius only in 1919, 1929, 1961 and 1997," an IMD official said.

In December this year, the mean maximum temperature (MMT) till Thursday was 19.85 degrees Celsius. It is expected to dip to 19.15 degrees Celsius by December 31, he said.

"If it happens, it will be the second-coldest December since 1901. December 1997 recorded the lowest MMT of 17.3 degrees Celsius," the official said.

Since December 14, most parts of the city have witnessed 14 consecutive "cold days" or a 14-day "cold spell". December 1997 saw a 13-day cold spell.

After 1992, Delhi has had cold spells only in four years -- 1997, 1998, 2003 and 2014.

"Severe cold day/cold day" conditions are predicted till December 29. A relief is expected next week due to a change in the wind direction.

According to the IMD, a "cold day" is when the maximum temperature is at least 4.5 notches below normal.

A "severe cold day" is when the maximum temperature is at least 6.5 degrees Celsius below normal.

(With PTI inputs)

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