12/22/2011 04:26 pm ET Updated Feb 21, 2012

India Hit By Sudden Cold (PHOTOS)

While India is known for its blistering summer heat, a cold wave has swept through the north of the country in the past week. A thick fog cloud enveloped India's capital Delhi, with temperatures dropping to 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

The sudden cold spike has killed scores in the past days. According to BBC News, nearly 100 people have died because of the extreme weather.

Most parts of India are ill-prepared for freezing temperatures. Last year, dozens of people died in a similar wave of cold weather.

Take a look at the slideshow below for astonishing photos of winter in India