Overnight rains add to winter chill

Last Updated: Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 12:18

New Delhi: Overnight rains brought chill to
the capital on Saturday morning but the minimum temperature remained
at above normal levels.

The rain gauges in the city measured a total of 7.9 mm
for the past 24 hours ending 8:30 AM today. The city received
showers measuring 7.2 mm between 5:30 PM yesterday and 8:30 AM
today.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 12.5 degree
Celsius, five degrees above normal and up by 0.1 degrees from
yesterday.
The city experienced the coldest day temperature
yesterday with maximum temperature recorded at a low of 16.9
degree 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 degree Celsius. The lowest in the past 11 years was on
January eight of 2006 when the mercury read dipped 0.2 degree
Celsius.
The record lowest minimum for the month was recorded on
January 16, 1935 when mercury touched minus 0.6 degree Celsius
while the record highest maximum was 32.5 degrees on January
28, 2004.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 12:18

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