Temperatures dipped in many parts of north India on Sunday with mild cold conditions prevailing across the region.
It was a pleasant, cool day in Delhi as the mercury stood at 31.5 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was recorded two notches below the normal.
Delhi registered a minimum of 16.5 degrees, same as Saturday, while the maximum was recorded at a notch below the normal for this time of the year. Humidity in air fluctuated between 38 and 92%.
In Rajasthan, winter started to set in the state where Mount Abu was the coldest place with a minimum temperature of 8 degrees Celsius, according to a Met department report.
Whereas in plains, Churu and Gangangar recorded the minimum temperature of 13.6 degrees Celcius Saturday night.
In other parts of the state, the minimum temperature ranged between 16 and 21 degrees. Day temperature also dipped up to 34 degrees Celsius at most places in the state.
Fresh cold winds are expected in Rajasthan after snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir and higher reaches by early next week, according to a MeT forecast.
In Himachal Pradesh, cold wave conditions intensified in tribal areas and other higher hills as mercury dipped by a few notches despite prevailing dry weather in the region.
High altitude tribal areas reeled under piercing cold wave conditions as the mercury stayed between minus 3 and minus 6 degrees Celsius.
The sudden drop in mercury has resulted in freezing of lakes, springs and rivulets in high altitude tribal areas, resulting in sharp reduction in discharge of water and fall?in hydropower generation.