New Delhi: Severe cold wave conditions continued unabated in the national capital Delhi with the mercury plummeting to 1.9 degree today. Dense fog also prevailed at most places this morning, affecting normal life badly.
Delhi government has advised all private schools to remain closed till the 15th of January in view of the prevailing cold wave conditions. Classes 9, 10 and 11 shall resume from January 16, 2023 as per guidelines of the Directorate of Education (DOE).
The Directorate of Education has issued a circular in this regard citing cold wave conditions in the national capital. Most of the private schools in Delhi had winter vacations till the 8th of January and were scheduled to open today, January 9.
Earlier, the Delhi government had announced winter vacation till the 15th of January in its schools.
Bad weather and low visibility has also affected rail and flight services. Apart from Delhi, Northwest India - Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, north Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand are also in the grip of a severe cold wave. Most parts of North India were covered in a thick blanket of fog today morning, (January 9).
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast abatement in cold wave conditions in the plains of Northwest India and adjoining Central India due to the approaching western disturbance in Western Himalayan Region.
According to IMD forecast, under the influence of western disturbance, the temperature in Northwest India and adjoining Central India will go up gradually which will provide some relief from the prevailing cold wave conditions.