The Capital on Monday witnessed the coldest day of the season so far with the mercury dipping to 6.6 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average.
Foggy conditions were witnessed in the morning which resulted in delay of 40 trains, according to a senior railway official.
“The minimum temperature which was recorded at Safdarjung observatory, considered the official for Delhi, was down from Sunday’s minimum of 7.2 degrees Celsius,” a MeT official said.
The minimum temperature at Lodhi Road observatory was 5.4 degrees Celsius even as Palam registered 7.6 degrees. In Ridge and Ayanagar, the minimum temperature was 9.5 and 7.5 degrees respectively.
However, the temperature is not expected to dip further in the coming few days. “The minimum temperature will decrease further but not in the next few days, according to forecasts. In the next couple of days, the minimum temperature will slightly rise,” the official said.
Visibility was recorded at 1,800 metres at 5.30am both at Safdarjung and Palam at 5.30am. It dropped to 400 metres at 8.30am in both the places before improving to 1,000 metres three hours later, the official said.
The relative humidity remained between 40 and 97%.
The Met department has predicted mainly clear skies for Tuesday with the likelihood of some mist and shallow fog.
Maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to be around 23 and 9 degrees Celsius respectively.