Noida: City dwellers drowned in the Christmas celebrations on the Christmas eve had to put some extra woolens as Saturday recorded the coldest day of the season. Despite the chilling cold people were seen celebrating the day with pomp and show.
Mercury levels slumped to a minimum of 4.6 degree Celsius on early Saturday morning after the maximum temperature registered a drop of 3 degrees from the average December days. According to the Met Department the North-Westerlies wind and the Western Disturbances from central Asian seas caused the snowfall in the Himalayan regions of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Eastern States. The cold waves continued blowing at the speed of 10-12 kilometers per hour increased the chill all through the day.
Bonfires were arranged by people at different places to cope up with the rising chill. The maximum temperature of the day recorded to 18.8 degree Celsius. The warm sunny day gave some relief during the day. The usage of blowers, heaters, etc. was on season’s high in the houses.
According to the Met Department Saturday was the coldest day in past four years when in 2007 the temperature dropped to 3.3 degree Celsius. And the chill may further increase on Sunday. So Noidaiites get ready to experience a chilling Christmas.