Chilly winds in Delhi, mercury plummeting to 9.4 degrees Celsius

New Delhi: Delhiites braved chilly winds in the city this morning with mercury plummeting to 9.4 degrees Celsius, two notches below the normal.

The minimum temperature, in areas falling under Lodhi Road and Ridge weather stations, however, was recorded at 8 and 8.7 degrees Celsius respectively, a MeT Department official said.

“The weather is quite chilly and the minimum temperature tomorrow is predicted to dip to 9 degrees Celsius, which will be the lowest of the season here so far.

“Also, it will be the coldest November since 2014, when that year the mercury had last plummeted to 9 degrees Celsius in the same month. In November month of 2012 and 2013 also, the minimum temperature had fallen to 9 degrees Celsius,” he said.

The reading of 9.4 degrees Celsius, two notches below the normal, was recorded at Safdfarjung Observatory, considered the official reading of the city. Palam and Ayanagar Observatories recorded 9.3 and 9.6 degrees Celsius respectively, the official said.

Relative humidity was 55 per cent at 8.30 AM.

Schoolchildren, office-goers and sanitation staff braved the inclement weather in the morning, even as the sun shone bright, offering some comfort.

The weatherman has forecast mainly clear sky with mist in the morning for the next 24 hours.

“The minimum and maximum temperatures for tomorrow are likely to be 9 and 24 degrees Celsius,” the MeT official said.

Yesterday the minimum temperature was recorded at 9.6 degrees Celsius.

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