The intense cold on Wednesday kept Delhiites indoors throughout the day as the maximum temperature dropped to 9.8 degrees, the lowest maximum temperature recorded in the city since records have been maintained.
"I have lived in Delhi all my life but have never seen such weather. It used to be very cold but this is a new level. The sun did not peek out throughout the day," said Tavleen Kaur, 70, a resident of Model Town.
According to met officials, the coldest day before this was recorded on January 10, 2011 when the temperature was recorded at 11 degrees Celsius.
The maximum temperature in the city was lower than that of even Shimla, where the maximum temperature was recorded as 10.4 degrees Celsius.
"I just came back from a vacation in Shimla and the weather over there is much better than in the city here. The lack of sunshine makes the day not only cold but also depressing," said Karanveer Rana, a resident of Saket.
According to the weatherman, the temperatures are expected to remain between 12 and 5 degrees. Thick fog is expected in the morning. Contrary to some reports, the minimum temperature on Sunday is not expected to touch 2 degrees Celsius.
"We are expecting the winds to blow away the low-stratus fog from tomorrow onward. The low stratus fog is responsible for blocking the sunlight and making the city miserably cold," said a met official.