With a fresh spell of snow in the northern hills of India, dense fog and the cold wave are expected to hit the capital Delhi and north India as it enters the new year.
According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), dense fog will make a comeback Saturday evening and cold wave conditions would be observed by Sunday.
A written statement issued by the department said that cold day conditions are very likely in isolated pockets over the capital Delhi and northern states of Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh between January 1 and 3.
“Due to light winds and high moisture near the surface over the Indo-Gangatic plains, dense to very dense fog is very likely in many pockets over Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi”, the statement mentioned.
North India which is in the grip of severe cold for the past fortnight is expected to witness a drop in day temperature to 18 degrees by the end of the week. The minimum temperature is going to dip to 4 degrees Celsius, starting January 1.