Delhi shivers at 2 degrees C

New Delhi: People in the National Capital woke up to a chilly foggy Thursday morning with the temperature dropping to 2 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said here.
Thick fog inundated the city reducing the visibility at certain areas to less than 10 metres.
Cold winds from the Himalayan region, which has received fresh snowfall has plunged the temperature to 2 degrees on Thursday, the IMD said.
Delhi, on Wednesday, recorded the minimum temperature at 3.2 degrees, which was four degrees below normal, while the maximum temperature was recorded at 18.5 degrees Celsius, one degree below normal.
According to the Met, a large part of the country is set to face intense cold conditions over the next few days as the weather department has on Tuesday issued an orange alert for the northern plains, which are also forecast to witness foggy conditions