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Minimum temperature 8.2 degrees Celsius
NEW DELHI: Delhiites woke up to the coldest day of the winter season so far on Sunday with the minimum temperature settling at 8.2 degrees Celsius during the day. This minimum temperature was one degree below normal, while the maximum temperature was recorded two degrees below normal at 22.6 degrees Celsius.
According to the Meteorological Department, the second lowest temperature of the season was 8.6 degrees Celsius, recorded on Saturday.
However, Delhiites getting used to the chill in the air would have to wait for almost a week for the peak winter season which is scheduled to set in by mid-December.
A Met Department official said: “Winter has just started in Delhi and in the coming few weeks the cold would increase by the day with a drop in minimum temperatures. However, it would be a gradual drop till the peak sets in around December 15. This peak would then last until January.”
“At present, Delhi is experiencing cold weather owing to the influence of snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh. Though a Western Disturbance is also passing along J&K, its effect has not reached Delhi yet. This Western Disturbance is just expected to pass from the areas above Delhi without touching the Capital,” he added.
According to the weatherman, the week will begin on a chilly note with minimum and maximum temperature expected to settle around 22 degrees Celsius and 8 degrees Celsius respectively on Monday.
“Shallow fog in the morning followed by clear sky has also been forecast for Monday. Though the minimum temperature might drop gradually in the coming few days, fog is not likely to thicken and remain at the present level. No rain has been forecast for Delhi anytime soon,” the weatherman added.
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