New Delhi: Icy winds blowing from mountains
on Tuesday gave no respite to Delhiites from winter chill as it
brought down mercury to below five degree Celsius.
The mercury plummeted to 4.5 degree Celsius, three
degrees below normal and a sharp decline from yesterday`s 8.4
degrees, on a sunny morning. Since Sunday, the minimum
temperature has been dipping.
This is the first time in the new year that the minimum
temperature dropped to below normal levels and on four days,
in last ten days, the lowest temperature was five degrees
The highest minimum for this month was recorded on
January seven when the mercury recorded 12.5 degree Celsius,
five degrees above normal.
The Weatherman has predicted similar weather conditions
for tomorrow with temperature oscillating between four and 19
degree Celsius. However, there is a prediction of fog
The city experienced the coldest day temperature last
Friday, with the maximum recorded at a low of 16.9 degrees
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.