Winter is coming: Gurgaon residents wake up to chilly Tuesday
The minimum temperature on Tuesday was 16 degrees Celsius and the maximum was 30.6 degrees CelsiusUpdated: Oct 31, 2017 22:56 IST
Weather took a sudden turn in Gurgaon as residents woke up to a chilly and foggy Tuesday. Visibility was low in most part of the cities and skies remained overcast throughout the day.
The roads saw a thin flow of commuters. The meteorological department has predicted a fall in the day temperature in the coming days.
The minimum temperature on Tuesday was 16 degrees Celsius and the maximum was 30.6 degrees Celsius. The maximum on Monday was recorded 30 degrees Celsius while minimum was 16.4 degrees Celsius. On Sunday, the minimum was 17.4 degrees Celsius and the maximum was 32.4 degrees Celsius. Within the space of two days, the mercury has dipped by over two degrees.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the region will witness moderate to dense fog in the morning throughout the week, but the sky will remain clear.
School students in some parts were seen wearing pullovers and jackets and parents were seen sporting woollens while dropping their children off at the bus stops.
Weatherman has forecast that the temperature will decline further as a fresh western disturbance would affect the region by end of the week bringing with a a cold spell.
Due to poor visibility on Tuesday morning, commuters had to use headlights and dipper while driving.
“It was a cold morning and I had to take out my son’s winter uniform as he was feeling chilly once he got out of bed,” said Neha Singh, a resident of Nirvana Country, Sector 50.
Archana Singh, a resident of Sohna Road, said, “I had planned to take out the woollens after November 5, but it seems winter has come knocking and I have taken out all my winter clothes and blankets for dry-cleaning.”
Roadside vendors have started selling tea, groundnuts, boiled egg and soup, some of the condiments that herald in the cold season in the NCR.
“The demand for boiled eggs, soup and tea will increase. We will have to extend our timings as people sit for a longer period during lunch breaks and after office,” said Mahesh Kumar, a tea vendor in Sector 30.
First Published: Oct 31, 2017 22:55 IST