New Delhi: A cold wave gripped Delhi on Wednesday as frosty winds from the snow-clad western Himalayas continued to sweep the plains and brought the minimum temperature down to 3.2 degrees Celsius, the IMD said.
Cold wave conditions prevailed at the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city.
In the plains, the IMD declares a cold wave if the minimum temperature dips to 4 degrees Celsius.
A severe cold wave is when the minimum is 2 degrees Celsius or less.
The city's minimum had settled at 4.8 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, 7 degrees Celsius on Monday, 7.8 degrees Celsius on Sunday, 10.8 degrees Celsius on Saturday, 9.6 degrees Celsius on Friday and 14.4 degrees Celsius on Thursday, the highest in January in four years, according to the IMD.