Delhi recorded minimum temperature of under 7°C for the 2nd consecutive day today. Base observatory at Safdarjung measured 6.6°C, marginally higher than yesterday’s 6.4°C, the lowest of this season so far. As per pentad normal data, Delhi starts with minimum of 10°C and ends at 7°C in December. With in these 5 days normal, the temperatures randomly dip between 2-4°C, mostly during 2nd half of the month.
Lowest temperature of 6.4°C during the 1st fortnight is the earliest this time, since 2015. Though single digit temperatures are not rare but the minimum dropping below 7°C is not very common. During Dec 2021, after observing double digit temperature for the 1st week, single digit minima are witnessed for 5 days in a row between 09th and 13th Dec. This trend is expected to continue for the next one week or so.
There is no likelihood of any active western disturbance in the next 10days or even more. Weak western disturbance will quickly move across extreme northern parts of Jammu&Kashmir and Ladakh during next 48hr. Light rain and snow in the higher reaches and slow down of winds with change of direction likely in the plains, including Delhi. Few clouds and hazy conditions may suppress the sunshine. However, no major rise of temperature is likely and these will continue to remain in single digit for the next few days.
Delhi can expect chilly and misty morning with shallow fog in small patches for the next few days. Temperatures will take a further dip after 48hr and hover between 6-7°C. No rainfall is likely for the next 2 weeks.