Base observatory of Delhi at Safdarjung recorded a minimum temperature of 6.9 degrees, about 5 degrees below the normal at this time of the month. This is the lowest temperature for Delhi in the last 17 years. Earlier the national capital, Delhi, had recorded 7.5 degrees minimum on 20th November which was the lowest in the last 14 years. In 2006, the minimum temperature recorded was 7.3 degrees on 29th November.
With this minimum, Delhi surpasses the record of November 2006 by a clear margin dropping the temperature to under 7 degrees after 17 years. Before this, a minimum temperature of 6.1 degrees had been recorded on 29th November 2003. However, the lowest ever minimum stands at 3.8 degrees recorded on 28th November 1938.
A western disturbance has now arrived over Jammu and Kashmir and will affect weather till 25th November. It will also influence the wind pattern and the cold winds sweeping northern plains and Delhi NCR is likely to get restricted. Accordingly, the minimum temperature in Delhi NCR is likely to rise in the next 4 days. The temperature may enter into double-digit of 10 degrees. After the passage of the system, the drop in a minimum will take place from 27th November onward. The minimum temperature will once again dip to about 7 degrees or less to bring cold wave conditions over Delhi NCR.