There was some chill in the air this morning in the national capital as the mercury dropped below normal and low-velocity winds swept across the city.
The low was recorded at 7.0 degree Celsius, a degree below normal for this time of the year and marginally less than yesterday’s minimum of 7.2 degrees.
The maximum temperature yesterday was recorded at 22.6 degree Celsius, a degree above normal.
There was light fog in the early hours followed by a bright sunshine. Light winds sweeping across the city added some chill to the air.
The weatherman has predicted mist in the morning and partly cloudy sky later in the day tomorrow while the temperature will be between 7 and 22 degree Celsius.
According to MeT statistics, the record for the highest maximum for the month of January was 32.5 degree Celsius recorded on the 28th of 2004. The record minimum is —0.6 degree Celsius recorded on 16th of the month in 1935.
In the last decade, only last year the minimum did not drop below five degree Celsius. In 2006, the minimum dropped to 0.2 degrees on January eight while two years later, the lowest minimum was 1.9 degrees on 2nd of the month.
The mean minimum for the month of January is 7.3 degree Celsius while the mean maximum is 21.1 degrees.