Respite from the cold and air pollution may come between December 31 and January 2. (File)
As Delhi experienced a record-breaking cold day on Monday when the temperatures fell to their lowest in 119 years, making it the coldest day since 1901, the region got some respite today after fog lifted because of moderate winds from the east. However, at least 34 trains are running late due to low visibility conditions in the Northern Railway region.
Mahesh Palawat of private weather agency Skymet says: "The fog has lifted because of moderate winds from the east. It has gone towards east Uttar Pradesh and Bihar."
The weather department says that cold and dense fog conditions in Delhi will continue due to ongoing eastern disturbances. A respite from the cold and air pollution may come between December 31 and January 2 when light rain is expected. Hailstorm is also expected on January 1 and 2.
Here are the updates on the cold wave in North India:
Kanpur in UP records zero degrees
Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur recorded a low of zero degrees today at 7:00 am in the morning. Meanwhile, a 100-year-old record was broken by Bahraich in UP where the minimum temperature was 0.2 degree, private weather agency Skymet said. The earlier record was 1.7 degrees Celsius on December 29 in 1913.
2 killed, 4 injured in Rajasthan due to dense fog
2 people have died and four others were injured in a collision between two buses and a car near Bojka village on Jaisalmer-Jodhpur National Highway in Rajasthan, due to dense fog and low visibility, reports news agency ANI.
No more cold wave in Delhi till January 4
No more cold wave in Delhi till January 4, says Indian Meteorological Department. It said that temperatures are expected to rise.
Minimum temperature expected to rise by 2 degrees in Delhi, nearby areas
Delhi and its adjoining areas are likely to get some relief from the cold wave which has engulfed the region in the past few weeks as the minimum temperature is expected to rise by 2 notches tomorrow (January 1) to 5 degrees Celsius, predicted India Meteorological Department (IMD).
The capital is also likely to receive light rains with the sky generally remaining cloudy.
Today, the minimum and maximum temperatures were recorded at 3 degrees Celsius and 11 degrees Celsius respectively. Throughout the day, the city will continue to reel under cold weather conditions as predicted by IMD.
Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning is very likely over isolated places in Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and East Rajasthan today.
Dense fog in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar
Dense fog witnessed in many parts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar today. While moderate to dense fog was witnessed in parts of Punjab, Chandigarh and West Rajasthan.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted cold day conditions in a few pockets with severe cold day conditions in isolated pockets very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and West Uttar Pradesh for today.
Delhi's air quality remains in "severe" category
The pollution level of the national capital remained in the ''severe'' category with air quality index (AQI) crossing 430 mark today, prompting System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) to advise people to avoid outdoor activities.
Delhi records 3.7 degrees Celsius temperature
Latest temperature (minimum) figures from Delhi, according to weather officials:
Lodhi Road at 3.7 degrees
Aya Nagar at 4.2 degrees
Palam at 4.1 degrees
Dense fog in Jammu
Minimum temperature will be at 4 degrees Celsius today in Jammu, according to the India Meteorological Department weather forecast.
Worst of the winter behind us: Skymet
"Shallow to moderate fog in several northern states was witnessed in the morning. Morning temperatures are low but day temperatures expected to rise as the sun is expected to come out at many places in the northern states," says Mahesh Palawat of private weather forecasting agency Skymet.
Low visibility at many places in North India
Visibility recorded at 5:30 am today (200 m or less): Baharaich, Lucknow and Gorakhpur- 25m each; Patiala, Churu, Jaisalmer, Jhansi, Sultanpur, Varanasi, Patna, Gaya and Purnea-50m each; Amritsar, Ambala, Chandigarh, Ganganagar, Bikaner, Bareilly and Satna-200m each.