Cold conditions persist in north India; Delhi colder than Dalhousie, Dehradun, Nainital

New Delhi: People warm themselves near a bonfire during a cold winter morning, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Jan 4, 2023. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan) (PTI01_04_2023_000032B)

New Delhi:

Delhi recorded a cold wave for the second consecutive day on Friday, with the minimum temperature at Ayanagar in southwest Delhi plunging to a numbing 1.8 degrees Celsius.

Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan also continued to grapple with the cold conditions while there was some respite in Kashmir as the minimum temperature improved slightly even as the Valley braces for a possible wet weather spell from Saturday.

The Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi’s primary weather station, logged a minimum temperature of four degrees Celsius, which was lower than that of Dalhousie (8.7 degrees Celsius), Dharamsala (5.4 degrees), Shimla (6.2 degrees), Dehradun (4.4 degrees), Mussoorie (6.4 degrees) and Nainital (6.5 degrees).