New Delhi: Delhiites shivered on Monday as icy
winds kept the mercury at below normal levels though a clear
sky welcomed them to a new day.
The minimum temperature was recorded at 5.6 degree
Celsius, two degrees below normal and down from yesterday`s
6.8 degrees. Yesterday, the maximum was at 18 degrees.
The capital was spared of fog for the third consecutive
The weatherman has predicted mist tomorrow morning with
temperature oscillating between eight and 19 degrees Celsius.
The capital had been witnessing dense fog over the past
few days but the last three days were devoid of dense fog.
Last month saw the minimum temperature come down to 2.9
degrees Celsius on Christmas morning, the lowest of the season
In the past 11 years, except for 2010, the month of
January has recorded the lowest minimum temperature at below
five degrees Celsius. The lowest in the past 11 years was on
January eight of 2006 when the mercury had dipped to 0.2 deg
The record lowest minimum for the month was recorded on
January 16, 1935 when mercury touched minus 0.6 degrees
Celsius while the record highest maximum was 32.5 degrees on
January 28, 2004.