30/12/2019 4:44 PM IST | Updated 30/12/2019 6:14 PM IST

Delhi Likely To Record Coldest Day In December In 119 Years Today: IMD

16 flights have been diverted and four cancelled due to the dense fog.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Delhi is set to experience its coldest day in December in 119 years on Monday. 

The temperature recorded by the Safdarjung laboratory at 2:30 pm was 9.4 degrees Celsius, according to PTI.

Dense fog engulfed the national capital on Monday with at least 16 flights getting diverted and four cancelled. Around 30 trains were also delayed. 

The weather office has said severe cold weather is likely to remain over northern India for two more days, according to NDTV.

In an update, Delhi Airport’s official Twitter handle said, “the general visibility is slightly improving at Delhi Airport”. In an earlier tweet, it had said that flight operations were affected due to the dense fog situation.  

The pollution level in Delhi was also high with he air quality index (AQI) at 448 at 9.38 am. 

The IMD had issued a red-coded warning for the national capital for Sunday as the minimum temperature recorded in Lodhi Road area was 2.8 degree Celsius.

(With PTI inputs)