December 30 marks Delhi's coldest December day in 119 years

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The day temperature in Delhi in December has fallen to its lowest level in 119 years on Monday, making it the coldest day since 1901

Delhi is witnessing unusually low temperature this winter. Last week, the minimum temperature was recorded to be 2.4-degree celsius. As many as 21 Delhi-bound planes had to be diverted, several got delayed and six were cancelled. Around 30 trains are also running late.

According to the weather office, severe cold weather is likely to remain over northern India for two more days. The minimum temperature at Palam was 2.9 degrees Celsius, Lodhi Road was 2.2 degrees Celsius and Ayanagar 2.5 degrees Celsius.

Only on four occasions between 1901 and 2018, the average maximum temperature for December has been either equal to or less than 20 degree Celsius in 1919, 1929, 1961 and 1997.
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