Temperature in Ooty in Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has plummeted to zero, leaving people shivering in biting cold.
This unseasonal climatic has also affected farming in this hill district.
The unexpected dip in mercury has resulted in health issues among people.
Residents and environmental activists are concerned as well as worried over the relatively ‘unseasonal’ cold.
The lush green lawns in Ooty were covered with frost and dense fog has affected visibility.
The tea plantation, taken up on a large scale here, also faces challenges.
Vegetable farmers said the weather has affected cabbages in particular.