It was shivering cold on Wednesday morning as Delhi recorded month’s lowest minimum temperature at 6.4°C today. According to Skymet Meteorology Division in India, the minimums and maximums are expected to take a marginal dip over next few days. Dense fog, with a hidden sun for prolonged time, is also a feature that will be seen in the national capital.
What it means is that Delhiites are in for extremely cold nights and they are not getting any respite from the cold during the day as the sun is expected to indulge in deep slumber in the embrace of clouds.
January is the rainiest month during the winter season. Keeping up with the norm, the winter month of January started with a rainy spell. The 12 mm of rain in three days covered almost half of its monthly average rainfall of 20.8 mm. The average minimum for the month stands at 7.6°C while average maximum settle at 20.8°C.
During the first week of the month, the maximums have remained below normal due to cold day conditions. Persistent cold wave conditions – minimum temperatures below normal by 5°C – also played hide and seek in Delhi. Unabated dense fog continued to disrupt air and rail traffic in Delhi.
In short, Delhi has so far witnessed the different shades of winter weather – fog, winter rain, chilly nights, extremely cold days, misty morning, days bereft of sunshine- in last seven days.
Till the weekend, Delhi is likely to observe maximum temperatures falling that will make the days colder. With very little sunshine and dense fog, the winter chill is expected to lock Delhiites indoors, however giving them plenty of options for indoor fun activities.