Delhi experienced the coldest Christmas since 2010 with maximum temperatures staying at 15.2 degrees Celsius. The Sun played truant and people in the capital spent a chilly and foggy Sunday.
While the Christmas spirit remained high, visibility fell to 200 meters and did not go beyond 500 meters at both IGI and Safdarjung airports in the afternoon.
A sudden reversal of wind direction from easterly to westerly bringing in moisture caused the fog, the Met department said. “Due to wind reversal, fog intensified from 9.30am to 11.30am, with visibility falling to 200m. Higher westerly chilly winds fed the fog with moisture. The fog remained through the day despite winds blowing at 7-12kmph,” a Met official said in a Times of India report.
But fog conditions are expected to clear in the next three days. So expect some well-needed sunshine on Monday.
Meanwhile, Shimla received its first snow of the season on Sunday. The snowfall started around 9 am in Shimla and places like Kufri and Narkanda. The night temperature fell to 4 degrees Celsius at night in the hill retreat.