Winter chill continues in Delhi



New Delhi: Mercury remained a degree below normal Thursday morning in the national capital, where a slight chill has been back in the air for the last couple of days after an unusually warm spell lasting for more than a week.

The low was recorded at 9.5 degree Celsius, a degree below normal and marginally up from yesterday's minimum of 9.3 degrees Celsius, the MeT office said.

The maximum was at 22.8 degrees yesterday, down from 23.8 degrees of the previous day.

The weatherman has forecast mist or shallow fog in the morning tomorrow followed by partly cloudy sky later in the day while the maximum is expected to be around 24 degrees.

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 on Monday before the capital was hit by a brief spell of rain was recorded at 14.6 degrees.

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