22:36 GMT +317 January 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Coloured in the festive glitter of Christmas, the zest of ringing in 2020 is what is keeping India’s capital New Delhi going during a blast of extreme cold weather in the region.

    On Saturday, the foggy national capital recorded its coldest day of this winter season as the temperature dropped to a bone-chilling 2.4 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature is forecasted to be 13 degrees Celsius. 

    While some people layered their insulators and covered their ears as they left for work quivering in the cold, gloomy morning, luckier ones woke up warm in their blankets and took to social media to share their experience of the early day.

    Pictures, videos, and memes about the freezing temperatures in Delhi have taken over Twitter in India today. So much so that, #DelhiWeather is trending on the microblogging platform.

    ​Netizens also urged fellow citizens to help those in need during such adverse weather conditions.

    Due to the dense fog and cold breeze, visibility is highly affected in the northern regions of India, including in New Delhi.

    So far, over 20 trains have been delayed and four flights have been diverted from Indira Gandhi Airport because of hampered visibility.

    According to India’s Meteorological Department, the national capital region is expected to survive its second-coldest December since 1901.





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