Severe cold conditions continue
There was no respite from severe cold conditions for the residents of the capital who witnessed yet another chilly morning on Friday with the mercury sliding down to sub normal range overnight.delhi Updated: Jan 07, 2011 09:55 IST
There was no respite from severe cold conditions for the residents of the capital who witnessed yet another chilly morning on Friday with the mercury sliding down to sub normal range overnight.
At 4.3 degrees Celsius, the minimum temperature was three degrees below normal and a degree above Thursday's minimum of 5.3 degrees.
The early hours of the day also saw a layer of shallow fog around the city.
The cold wave has persisted throughout this week and the maximum temperatures too has slid below 15 degrees Celsius on several days.
Thursday's maximum of 14.5 degree Celsius was a good six degrees below normal.
Tuesday was the coldest day of the season with both minimum and maximum dropping to season's lowest of 3.7 degrees and 12.7 degrees, respectively.
Low temperature coupled with icy winds have made life difficult for the people and the capital has recorded at least three cold-related deaths since December 26.
According to the weatherman, the conditions are not expected to improve much. The minimum tomorrow is likely to be around 5 degrees Celsius and maximum 15 degrees Celsius.
According to Met statistics, the record for the highest maximum for the month of January was 32.5 degree Celsius recorded on the 28th of 2004. The record minimum is -0.6 degree Celsius recorded on 16th of the month in 1935.