It was a pleasant and sunny Republic Day for the Delhiites as the day temperature remained above the normal range, though the morning was a bit chilly.
The maximum temperature was recorded at 22.6 degree Celsius, a degree above normal. The highest temperature was 23 degree Celsius yesterday.
The low settled at 7.2 degrees, a degree below normal.
Though there was a nip in the air in the early hours, a bright sun came out as the day progressed. A clear sky helped people enjoy the Republic Day parade and fly past by the Indian Air Force fighters and helicopters. Last year, the celebrations had taken place amidst dense fog.
The weatherman has predicted mist in the morning and partly cloudy sky tomorrow while the temperature is expected to be between 6 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.