Cold wave continues to grip Delhi

There was no respite from the chill for the people of the capital as night temperature dropped further.

New Delhi: There was no respite from the
chill for the people of the capital as night temperature
dropped further and was expected to plunge to lower levels
over the coming days.

While the maximum temperature remained well below normal
levels during the day time, the minimum temperature overnight
fell down to 8.4 degrees Celsius, which is a degree above
normal but over two degrees less than the previous day`s
minimum.

In fact, the minimum temperature that has dropped four
degrees over the past two days, is expected to go further down
in the coming days.

The weather department has predicted a minimum of six and
seven degrees for Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.
The maximum temperature yesterday dipped three degrees
below normal at 18 deg C.

The city experienced the coldest day temperature on
Friday with the maximum recorded at a low of 16.9 degrees
Celsius.
Last month saw the minimum temperature come down to 2.9
deg C on Christmas morning, the lowest for the season so far.

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
C.

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.

PTI

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