New Delhi: Cold wave returned to Delhi again as minimum temperature dropped to 3.8 degrees Celsius on Thursday morning. The drop in temperature happened due to cold, dry westerly winds blowing across the city.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) declares a cold wave when the minimum temperature drops to 4 degrees Celsius. A severe cold wave is when the minimum is 2 degrees Celsius or less.
On Tuesday as well, cold wave had gripped the national capital as the minimum temperature dropped to 2.1 degrees Celsius, which was seven notches below normal.
As per an IMD official, cold wave is likely on Friday as well. The minimum temperature is expected to be around four degrees Celsius.
A cold day was recorded on Sunday when the maximum temperature had dropped to 15 degrees Celsius. It was six notches below normal.