Warm morning for Delhi, minimum goes up to 10 degrees

A warmer morning greeted Delhiites on Saturday with the minimum temperature rising by four degrees, though the mercury may drop again tomorrow.

Last Updated: Jan 15, 2011, 11:17 AM IST

New Delhi: A warmer morning greeted Delhiites on Saturday with the minimum temperature rising by four degrees, though the mercury may drop again tomorrow.

The low was recorded at 10 degree Celsius, three degrees above normal for this time of the season and four degrees more than yesterday`s minimum of 6.1 degree Celsius.

The minimum temperature was 8 degree Celsius on the same date last year, a MeT official said.

There was a shallow fog cover for sometime in the morning but visibility improved later.

The day temperature rose up to 24.3 degree Celsius yesterday, which was three degrees above normal but 0.3 degrees less than the high on the previous day.

The weatherman said there will be fog in the morning tomorrow and the minimum and maximum may be between 7 degrees and 17 degrees, respectively.

The MeT office had earlier said warm weather conditions would be short-lived, and mercury could dip over the weekend following snowfall in the Himalayan region and rains in the foothills.

The piercing chill and icy winds that had persisted for several days cleared away on Monday when the maximum temperature rose to 19.2 degrees Celsius, after keeping below 15 degrees for almost a week.

Low temperatures coupled with icy winds from the northern mountains had made life difficult for the people for some days. The capital has recorded at least five cold-related deaths since December 26.

According to MeT statistics, the record for the highest maximum for the month of January was 32.5 degree Celsius recorded on the 28th of 2004. The record minimum is -0.6 deg C recorded on 16th of the month in 1935.

PTI