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At 0.2?C, Delhi gets coldest day in 70 yrs

However, there was a respite from the fog that had engulfed north India over the past few days disrupting air traffic.

delhi Updated: Jan 08, 2006 19:38 IST

The national Capital woke up on Sunday to the coldest day in over 70 years with a minimum temperature dipping sharply to 0.2 degrees Celsius.

Strong icy cold winds from northwest continued to lash the national capital with the mercury dipping to below normal level, the Met department said in New Delhi.

The minimum temperature, recorded 0.2 degrees Celsius, seven degrees below normal and the maximum was 18.7 degrees Celsius, two degrees below normal.

The minimum temperature touched the lowest at 08:30 hrs, they said.

The minimum temperature of -0.6 degrees was recorded on January 10, 1935.

However, Delhiites heaved a sigh of relief this morning as there was no fog and no delays in air and road traffic. All international and domestic flights operated on schedule, airport sources said.

The Runway Visibility Range (RVR) was 800 metres this morning, they said.

First Published: Jan 08, 2006 09:25 IST