The minimum temperature in the national capital dropped to 4.4 degree Celsius on Friday morning and the cold wave condition will continue till Saturday, informed a top official from India Meteorological Department.
Protesting farmers at the Singhu border are making arrangements to install waterproof tents to protect them from the cold weather conditions.
Farmers’ protest against the three farm laws passed by the Centre has entered its 23rd day today.
“We are preparing ourselves for a longer stay as our fight against black laws will continue. It’s getting colder, so we’re putting more tents,” said a protester.
Talking to ANI, Anand Sharma, Additional Director General, IMD said the minimum temperature of 4.4 degrees Celsius recorded in Delhi’s Safdarjung area, is three degrees lower than normal temperature. While on the other hand, the maximum temperature is seven degrees lower in the national capital.
“Cold day conditions expected to continue today and tomorrow (Saturday) after that the temperature in the national capital is expected to increase,” he said. Sharma further informed that in last season, during December 15 there was a cold wave in the capital that had extended till January.
“It was a longer wave, but this season so far we have not seen anything of that sort.” Delhiites may get relief from the cold wave around December 20. It is considered to be cold day when the minimum temperature drops below 10 degree Celsius and cold wave happen when it is below 4.5 degrees.