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Coldest day in a decade

Monday started out as one of the coldest mornings in a decade and ended with thunder, lightning and rain, with temperature dipping to a freezing 2.4 degrees Celsius, four degrees below normal.

“Only twice in the past 50 years has it been this cold in December. Once in 1996, when the minimum dropped to about 2.3 degrees Celsius and in 1973, when it fell to about 1.5 degrees Celsius,” said India Meteorological Director O.P. Yadav, adding that there was nothing to be really worried about.

“Temperature will go up with the rain and it will get cloudy. Clear skies and wind usually mean that the cold and dry wind can easily come from the Himalayas,” he added.

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