Delhiites woke up to the coldest day of the season so far, as the minimum temperature dipped to 6.2 degrees Celsius, three degrees below normal on Saturday.
Fog enveloped the city in the early hours of the day. The afternoon did not bring any cheer either with the maximum temperature dipping to 20.4 degrees Celsius - four degrees below normal.
The weatherman has not predicted any relief in the coming days. "The minimum temperature is expected to hover around 8 degrees Celsius and the maximum around 21 degrees," a Met department official said.
The Met department predicted thick fog cover in the coming week. "Thick fog cover may engulf the city in the coming days due to seasonal activities in the west," the official said.
On Monday, the minimum temperature is expected to dip further and touch five degree Celsius. "Saturday was much colder than usual. Cold winds were blowing all day long. Even the afternoon sun could not drive away the cold," said Rajesh Kashyap, a resident of Mayur Vihar, Phase 3.
Shallow fog in the morning also created problems for motorists on the road. "Fog has made an early entry this year, it seems," he said.
The Met department has attributed the sudden dip in temperature to cold-westerly winds.