Delhi records chilliest morning of the season
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 24, 2011, 11:00
  
New Delhi: Delhiites on Saturday took out extra woollens as they woke upto the chilliest morning of the season so far with mercury settling at a low of 3.3 degree Celsius.

Today's minimum was five degrees below normal and down from Friday’s six degree Celsius. Yesterday, the city recorded the lowest maximum temperature for the season at 19.9 degree Celsius.

"It was too chilly in the morning. I would say a freezing morning. Getting out for office at 7 am was like a crime," said Ruchi Talwar, a media professional.

Delhiites may have to pull out more woollens from their winter wardrobes as Weatherman is predicting a further fall in mercury on Christmas morning to two degree Celsius. Tomorrow, the maximum could be at 19 degree Celsius.

The coldest day of the season so far was December 16 when minimum dropped to 4.7 degree Celsius and maximum to 21.7 degrees.

In December last year, the minimum had come down to 5.2 degrees Celsius on the 22nd of the month. In the past decade, the lowest minimum for the month was recorded on December 12, 2005 when the mercury recorded 3.3 degrees Celsius while the highest maximum was 28.4 degrees on December 15, 2003.

The record for the lowest minimum for the month of December is 1.1 degree Celsius recorded on the 26th of the month in 1945 and the highest maximum was 29.3 degrees on third of the month in 1987.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, December 24, 2011, 11:00


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