After an unusually warm day on Sunday, Delhiites may wake up to a rainy morning on Monday. According to the MeT Department, the city may see rainfall and a thunderstorm on Monday morning because of a Western Disturbance.
The weather is expected to clear up by the afternoon.
On Sunday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 25.6 degrees Celsius, five degrees above normal, up from Saturday’s 22.6 degrees Celsius. There was slight drizzle towards the evening on Sunday.
The night temperature was also on an upward swing with the minimum touching 9.5 degrees Celsius, two degrees above normal and up from the previous Saturday’s 6.7 degrees. The city had been reeling under cold for several days with icy winds keeping the mercury below normal levels.
Contrary to the predictions of dense fog, Delhiites saw a sunny beginning to their Sunday as the skies were clear and devoid of fog.
On Monday, the maximum temperature is expected to be around 21 degrees Celsius, while the minimum is expected to hover around 12 degrees Celsius, said the MeT department. Last month saw the minimum temperature come down to 2.9 degrees Celsius on Christmas morning, the lowest of the season so far.
In the past 11 years, except for 2010, the month of January has recorded the lowest minimum temperature at below five degrees. The lowest in the past 11 years was on January eight of 2006 when the mercury had dipped to 0.2 degree Celsius.