Icy winds add to winter chill in Delhi



New Delhi : An icy breeze blowing across the capital today brought more chill to the capital though the night temperatures witnessed a marginal increase.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 5.3 degree Celsius, two degrees below normal and up from yesterday's 4.6 degrees. The maximum was 18.5 degree Celsius yesterday.

Though there was marginal increase in night temperatures, the wind chill factor added to the cold in the city.

A shallow fog was also witnessed in the morning.

The Weatherman has predicted similar weather conditions for the next couple of days with temperature oscillating between five and 20 degree Celsius.

The city experienced the coldest day temperature last Friday, when the maximum was recorded at 16.9 degrees Celsius. Last month saw the minimum temperature come down to 2.9 degrees Celsius on Christmas morning, the lowest of 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 degrees Celsius. The lowest in the past 11 years was on January eight of 2006 when the mercury had dipped to 0.2 deg C.

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.

PTI