The Orange alert was declared as Delhi faces an extended cold wave on Sunday with a minimum temperature of 1.9 degree celsius in the Safdarganj area for the first time in the last two consecutive years. The other areas of Delhi like Aya Nagar recorded 2.6 degrees Celsius, in Lodhi Road, and Palam, the temperature was recorded as 2.8 and 5.2 degrees celsius respectively. The dense fog has engulfed Delhi and adjoining areas which has minimised the visibility. The Traffic movement has also been affected due to heavy fog. As per the Report, 29 trains and 15 flights were delayed from their original time. Not only this, 2 international flights have also been diverted. The IMD said that due to high moisture and light winds prevailing near the surface of Indo Gangetic Plains, fog will continue to recede over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Uttar Pradesh until Monday. Likewise , the States of Uttarakhand, North Rajasthan, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, and Assam will also bear frost conditions.
The Delhi government has declared that all schools will remain closed till 15th January because of severe cold waves. Moreover, as per Weather Report, the AQY condition of Delhi is also very poor resulting in poor visibility . A meeting has been arranged for deciding the measures to control the pollution level.