New Delhi: It was another pleasant day for
Delhiites on Monday as mercury remained at tolerable levels, while
rains revisited the city during the evening hours.
The denizens woke up to a pleasant morning after
overnight rains lashed the capital and the minimum temperature
settling at a comfortable 10.5 degree Celsius, three degree
Celsius above normal and up from yesterday`s 9.5 degrees.
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.
However, as the day progressed, the sky turned cloudy,
leading to rains later in the evening.
The maximum temperature dropped to 20.3 degree Celsius,
normal for this period of the year, against yesterday`s 25.6
Till 8.30 AM today, the rain gauges measured 4.2 mm of
rains after the showers started around 11 PM last night.
Though there were no showers during day time, the rains resumed
at around 8 pm.
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.
tomorrow with temperature oscillating between 10 and 19 degree
Celsius. The partly cloudy sky during the day would become
clear towards evening or night, it said.
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.