Delhi people woke up to a chilly Christmas morning with the minimum temperature settling at 5.5 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal for this time of the season. A few areas in the city witnessed shallow fog with the visibility being recorded at 1,000 metres.
"The minimum temperature recorded at 8:30 am was 5.5 degrees Celsius. The humidity was 83 per cent", a MeT department official said.
In Jammu and Kahsmir, cold wave tightened its grip in the state as the minimum temperature at most places continued its downward spiral.
The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a low of minus 5.2 degrees Celsius, a drop of over a degree from the previous night's minus 4.0 degrees Celsius, according to a spokesman of the MeT Department.
The bone-chilling cold led to freezing of water taps and fringes of many water bodies including the famous Dal Lake here. The night temperature in Leh, in the frontier Ladakh region, went down by over three notches from the previous night's minus 12.9 degrees Celsius to settle at minus 16.2 degrees Celsius. Leh was the coldest recorded place in the state.
In Rajasthan, mercury plummeted in parts of Rajasthan where Churu remained the coldest place with a minimum temperature of 0.4 degree Celsius, near freezing point.

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