Delhi’s coldest day in 12 years

Delhi’s coldest day in 12 years


The tourist resorts of Shimla and Manali experienced another bright sunny day on Sunday with no prediction of rain or snow across Himachal Pradesh till next week.

There will be mellow sunshine and no snowfall on Christmas Day at most tourist destinations. However, the mountain peaks viewed from Shimla's Ridge have been wrapped in a thick blanket of snow. Manali is getting a good share of tourists as its nearby hills have plenty of snow.

Meanwhile, Delhi recorded its coldest December temperature in the past 12 years with mercury dipping to 3.7 degrees Celsius, as a moderate cover of fog surrounded the city. So far, the second lowest temperature was recorded on December 29, 2007 at 3.9 degrees Celsius, according to the Met Department.

The Sunday's minimum temperature was four notches below the season's average. The all-time lowest temperature in the national capital for December was 1.1 degrees Celsius recorded on December 26, 1945.   

The morning also witnessed a moderate fog over around the city with visibility dropping to 300 metres at Palam and 400 metres at Safdarjung. Meaaanwhile , cold wave sweeping Punjab and Haryana for the past 10 days continued unabated, with Adampur  at 1.5 degrees Celsius on Sunday. Adampur in Punjab was the coldest place in the two states.