Numbing cold and dense fog swept Delhi and parts of north India on Sunday with the weather department predicting cold wave conditions to prevail over the next few days.
Temperatures have dipped in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi over the past week with the onset of cold wave.
In Delhi, the mercury plunged to 5.3 degrees Celsius on Sunday – three notches below normal.
Dense fog covered Haryana, Punjab and parts of Rajasthan on Sunday. According to the Indian Metrological Department (Met), foggy conditions were likely to prevail in Haryana, Punjab, and parts of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh till December 27.
In Kashmir, cold conditions further intensified as the minimum temperature dipped several degrees below the freezing point. The intense cold conditions led to freezing of water supply lines in many areas as well as the freezing of the interiors of the Dal Lake.
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