Delhi records longest cold day spell since 1997: IMD

Extreme cold conditions continued in the national capital on Wednesday as it witnessed a foggy morning with the mercury at 5.4 degree Celsius, three notches below the season’s average, the weather office said, adding that the city so far has recorded longest and the extremely cold day spell in December month, since 1997.

“Delhi so far has recorded longest and extremely cold day spell in December month, since 1997,” the India Meteorological Department said.

It also said that while Delhi had witnessed 17 cold days in December 1997, this time it has recorded 10 cold days in a row. Before this, in December 2014, Delhi saw severe cold continuing for eight consecutive days, the IMD added.

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