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As Cold Snap Sweeps Delhi, Mercury Falls to Season's Lowest Level

© AP Photo / Mahesh Kumar A.Pigeons fly in a fog enveloped sky on a cold morning in Hyderabad, India, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023.
Pigeons fly in a fog enveloped sky on a cold morning in Hyderabad, India, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023.  - Sputnik India, 1920, 07.01.2023
India's national capital, Delhi, has been experiencing unprecedentedly cold weather for the past three weeks.
The temperature in Delhi plummeted to 2.2 degrees Celsius on Saturday, the lowest minimum reading recorded in the city this season, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Throughout this week, Delhi has experienced record chills, with the temperature in the Indian capital lower than at famous hill stations such as Nainital and Dharamshala.
On Thursday, the temperature in Delhi fell to its lowest level in three years - 3 degrees Celsius - as the bone-chilling cold continued to affect normal life in the metropolis of nearly 20 million people.
As the city continued in the grip of an intense cold snap, dense fog made life even more miserable as visibility in several places dropped to as little as 25 meters, delaying several flights and trains. Visibility at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, the country's largest, was recorded as only 25 meters at 5.30am. An Indian Railways official stated that 36 trains were running late because of the thick fog engulfing the city at present.
According to the weather department, chilly conditions will continue in Delhi for the next few days, and Saturday's maximum temperature is expected to remain around 16 degrees Celsius.