At 6.6°C, Delhi gets first taste of chill; rain likely

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 12, 2014 00:57 IST

Heeding to Delhiites’ rants of “where’s the winter?”, the weather gods gave the Capital a glimpse of what’s to come with the minimum temperature dropping to 6.6 degrees on Thursday morning, two degrees below normal.

The day’s temperature was the lowest of the season so far and gave the city a respite from the above average temperatures of the past two weeks. In good news for morning commuters, the Capital is expected to stay clear of fog till at least Tuesday.

While the mercury level at the Safdarjung centre is considered the city’s temperature, other stations recorded lower temperatures. The minimum temperature at Lodhi Road was recorded at 4.9 degree Celsius while Gurgaon recorded 5.2 degree Celsius. The maximum temperature was 22.8 degrees, normal for this time of the year.

Friday promised to be colder with the minimum temperature expected to be 6 degree Celsius while the maximum may hover around 23 degrees. Western disturbance was expected to hit the city with rain and thundershowers from Friday, which may continue till Sunday.

According to the weatherman, Friday morning would be clear but it may get partly cloudy around noon. Light rain is expected at night. “Western disturbance will bring rain till Sunday,” said RK Jenamani, director in-charge, IGI Met Centre.

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