Severe cold conditions to continue for next 2-3 days
New Delhi, Jan.17 (Delhi Crown): Delhi and its surrounding areas are witnessing intense cold wave conditions even as the Metmen have forecast that Mercury might dip further in the coming days.
People are preferring to keep themselves indoors, even as the homeless and those out on night duties, including the police personnel, can be seen sitting with bonfires to keep themselves warm.
People distributing blankets and tea among the destitutes are a common sight on the streets of Delhi.
Rains are expected in the national capital on January 21-23.
Mercury has reached freezing point in several areas of Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that fresh active Western Disturbance will affect Northwest India from January 21.
Cold wave conditions would prevail over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan during the next two days.
Meanwhile, Delhi witnessed a minimum temperature of 8 Degrees Celsius at 07:00 a.m. on Sunday, while the maximum temperature is expected to touch 16 Degrees Celsius.
With cold weather conditions prevailing over Delhi and North India, a blanket of fog engulfed Delhi on Sunday morning. Following the dip invisibility, several Delhi-bound trains were running late.