Mercury dips after rains in Delhi

Mercury slid to single digit figures overnight and cool winds blew across the capital, bringing a break from the unusually warm spell of the last few days.

Updated: Feb 09, 2011, 11:37 AM IST

New Delhi: Mercury slid to single digit
figures overnight and cool winds blew across the capital, bringing a break from the unusually warm spell of the last few
days.

The first week of February saw the temperatures rise
well above the normal levels, but a spell of rain on Monday
night seems to have changed that.

The minimum temperature overnight was recorded at 9.3
degrees Celsius, which is over two degrees less than
yesterday`s minimum of 11.3, though still a degree above
normal for this time of the season.

The minimum on Monday before the capital was hit by a brief spell of rain was recorded at 14.6 degrees.
The capital witnessed moderate fog in the early hours of the morning but the sun came out strongly to bring warmth to the atmosphere. However, despite strong sunshine, winds kept things cool.

Yesterday, the capital saw the maximum temperature at 23.8 degrees.
The MeT department has predicted a mainly clear sky for the day with no possibility of showers, and the maximum temperature is likely to be around 24 degrees Celsius. Delhi witnessed the season`s warmest day on Saturday when the mercury had settled at a maximum of 29.8 degrees C.

According to MeT statistics, the record for the highest maximum for the month of February was 34.1 degrees C -- recorded on the 26th of 2006.

PTI