The wind chill factor which made temperatures in Delhi plummet in the past few days, is not likely to go away any time soon, the weatherman cautioned on Monday, saying fog would also make a comeback on Tuesday morning.
With chilly winds bringing down the mercury to 8.2 degrees Celsius early on Monday morning and the day temperature staying around 14.7 degrees Celsius, Monday morning blues acquired a new meaning for Delhiites. Also, an almost overcast sky during the morning prevented the sun from offering any solace to the Capital.
Things are not expected to improve over the next 24 hours. The Met Department said the minimum and maximum temperatures are likely to be around 7 and 16 degrees Celcius, respectively. Last year, the month of January recorded the lowest minimum of 5.6 degrees Celsius in the first week of the year. Delhi’s coldest days were all recorded in January.
The record for the coldest day ever belongs to January 16, 1935 when the mercury plummeted to 0.6 degree Celsius. In all the years of the past decade, except 2009, January has seen extremely cold days, including a temperature of 0.2 degrees Celsius on January 8, 2006.
The Met department said that thanks to snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, chilly winds would continue to lash Delhi.