New Delhi: Delhiites woke up to a pleasant
morning on Monday after overnight rains lashed the capital with
the minimum temperature settling at a comfortable 10.5 degree
A cool breeze also blew across the city in the morning
making Delhiites feel a bit of the chill but the clear skies
and sun made it tolerable.
The rain guages measured 4.2 mm till 8:30 am. The showers
started around 11.00 am yesterday.
Today`s minimum was three degree Celsius above normal and
up from yesterday`s 9.5 degrees. Yesterday, the maximum was
recorded at 25.6 degrees Celsius.
The rains were attributed to a western disturbance.
The mercury was on an upward swing in the past couple of
days after icy winds blowing from several days kept the
temperature at below normal levels.
The MeT department has predicted foggy morning for
tomorrow with temperature oscillating between 10 and 21 degree
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.