Photos: Cold wave sets in Delhi, temperatures drops to 2°C

Parts of Delhi reeled under a "severe" cold wave and witnessed "dense" fog on January 14 as the minimum temperature dropped to 2 degrees Celsius, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its bulletin. The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city, recorded a minimum of 2 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal, as against 3.2 degrees Celsius a day prior on January 13. Cold wave conditions are expected to last through the weekend.

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A man cycles amid dense fog on a winter day at Mayur Vihar in New Delhi on January 14. Cold wave conditions continued in Delhi on January 14 after setting in a day prior, with the minimum temperature falling to 2 degree Celsius, which is five degrees below the normal for this time of the year.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

A man cycles amid dense fog on a winter day at Mayur Vihar in New Delhi on January 14. Cold wave conditions continued in Delhi on January 14 after setting in a day prior, with the minimum temperature falling to 2 degree Celsius, which is five degrees below the normal for this time of the year.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Dense fog rolls on to National Highway-24(NH24) in New Delhi on January 14. Cold wave conditions are expected to continue in Delhi-NCR for at least the next four days, according to scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while pollution levels are likely to further worsen and may even reach the “severe” zone in the coming days.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Dense fog rolls on to National Highway-24(NH24) in New Delhi on January 14. Cold wave conditions are expected to continue in Delhi-NCR for at least the next four days, according to scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while pollution levels are likely to further worsen and may even reach the “severe” zone in the coming days.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Morning traffic at Mayur Vihar on January 14. This is the second time this season that the Delhi residents are experiencing a sharp drop in temperatures, with the previous cold spell occurring around the end of 2020 in which the minimum temperature on New Year’s Day dropped to 1.1°C – the lowest temperature recorded in the city in 15 years.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Morning traffic at Mayur Vihar on January 14. This is the second time this season that the Delhi residents are experiencing a sharp drop in temperatures, with the previous cold spell occurring around the end of 2020 in which the minimum temperature on New Year’s Day dropped to 1.1°C – the lowest temperature recorded in the city in 15 years.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel during rehearsals for the Republic Day parade, at Vijay Chowk on January 14. A day prior, the minimum temperature recorded at the Safdarjung observatory, which is considered the official reading for the city, was 3.2°C, a deviation of four degrees from what is normal this time of the year. The maximum temperature during the day was 18.5°C, a notch below normal.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel during rehearsals for the Republic Day parade, at Vijay Chowk on January 14. A day prior, the minimum temperature recorded at the Safdarjung observatory, which is considered the official reading for the city, was 3.2°C, a deviation of four degrees from what is normal this time of the year. The maximum temperature during the day was 18.5°C, a notch below normal.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Morning walkers at Lodhi Garden on January 13. The minimum temperature is expected to rise marginally on January 15, before falling again on January 16. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

Morning walkers at Lodhi Garden on January 13. The minimum temperature is expected to rise marginally on January 15, before falling again on January 16. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

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Construction workers out on a foggy winter morning at Zakhira in New Delhi on January 12. “There is intense snowfall being reported from states like Jammu Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, and currently Delhi is receiving north-westerly winds from these snow-clad states” said Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s regional weather forecasting centre.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Construction workers out on a foggy winter morning at Zakhira in New Delhi on January 12. “There is intense snowfall being reported from states like Jammu Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, and currently Delhi is receiving north-westerly winds from these snow-clad states” said Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s regional weather forecasting centre.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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A woman out on a foggy winter morning at Kirti Nagar on January 12. Air pollution in the city on January 14 also registered poor numbers with the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) reporting an overall AQI of 346, falling in the very poor category.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A woman out on a foggy winter morning at Kirti Nagar on January 12. Air pollution in the city on January 14 also registered poor numbers with the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) reporting an overall AQI of 346, falling in the very poor category.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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A man herding mules and donkeys along railway tracks on a winter morning at Prem Nagar in New Delhi on January 13. Delhi had been registering above-normal minimum temperatures till January 11, as cloud cover persisted over the city under the influence of successive Western Disturbances.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A man herding mules and donkeys along railway tracks on a winter morning at Prem Nagar in New Delhi on January 13. Delhi had been registering above-normal minimum temperatures till January 11, as cloud cover persisted over the city under the influence of successive Western Disturbances.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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