New Delhi: Delhiites shivered on Tuesday as the
maximum temperature plummeted to 14 degree Celsius, making it
the coldest day of this winter.
Icy winds blew across the city and overnight rains added
to the chill in the morning hours.
Today`s maximum was six degree Celsius below normal and
down from the previous day`s 20.3 degrees while the minimum
temperature was at 9.3 degree Celsius, two degrees above
normal but down from yesterday`s 10.5 degrees.
On January six, the maximum had dropped to 16.9 degree
Celsius, the lowest maximum this season till then.
"It was chilly out there. I had to put on an extra layer
of warmers today as the pleasant weather for the past two days
gave way to the winter chill," said Ashutosh Rana, a media
Fog also returned to the national capital as the mercury
dropped overnight after 2 days of clear sky gave relief to old
It was a foggy night in Delhi with the visibility falling
below 50 metres at one point. The capital also recorded a
rainfall of 0.5 mm during the night.
Rains had lashed the city over the past two days and were
attributed to a western disturbance.
The mercury was on an upward swing in the past couple of
days after icy winds had kept the temperature at below normal
levels for several days.
The Met department has predicted a downward trend for the
mercury for the next two days when the minimum is likely to
fall to as low as six degrees.
Tomorrow, the temperature is expected to be between six
and 16 degrees Celsius, along with fog.
Last month saw the minimum temperature coming down to 2.9
degrees Celsius on the Christmas Day morning, the lowest of
the season so far.
In the past 11 years, except for 2010, 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.