Delhiites on Friday woke up shivering morning as the minimum temperature was recorded at 4 degrees Celsius, two degrees below normal.
Chilly winds continued to make inclement weather more difficult for people, as poor visibility in the morning affected rail services. Flight services, however, were not affected as such.
Northern states reeled under nippy cold wave conditions on Friday with mercury dipping below the freezing point in many areas in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, while two persons died due to cold in Himachal Pradesh.
In Delhi mercury plummeted to 2 degree Celsius on Thursday.
Rail services were hit by poor visibility in the morning.Twenty-five trains delayed, eight rescheduled and two trains were cancelled due to fog.
Cold wave continues in Kanpur, people gather around temporary alcoves pic.twitter.com/x5uEmUiyxXâ€” ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) January 13, 2017
The drop in temperature has also created hazardous conditions in terms of air quality as particles are trapped in lower atmosphere. Air quality was recorded at 405 (Hazardous) around Sector 11 in Gurugram.