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Temp dips to 2.7 C, icy winds pile on agony for Delhiites

New Delhi, Jan 4: Delhiites braved a numbing winter morning to set out for their chores as the capital recorded season's lowest temperature of 2.7 degree Celsius while icy winds continued to pile on the

PTI PTI Updated on: January 04, 2013 20:27 IST
temp dips to 2.7 c icy winds pile on agony for delhiites
temp dips to 2.7 c icy winds pile on agony for delhiites

New Delhi, Jan 4: Delhiites braved a numbing winter morning to set out for their chores as the capital recorded season's lowest temperature of 2.7 degree Celsius while icy winds continued to pile on the agony during the day. 




The minimum temperature plummeted to 2.7 degree Celsius, four degrees below normal and down from yesterday's 4.4 degrees, in the early hours, forcing people to pull out more woollens from their winter wardrobe.

However, as the day progressed there was slight improvement in weather condition with morning fog giving way to a largely clear sky.

The maximum was recorded five degrees below normal at 15.7, which bettered previous day's temperature by three degrees, the MeT office said.

Humidity oscillated between 45 and 100 per cent.  On Tuesday, the minimum had dipped to four degree Celsius, the previous lowest for the season and the next day, the city witnessed the coldest day in 44 years when maximum plummeted to 9.8 degree.

The morning fog, meanwhile, affected the rail and air traffic with schedule of around 30 flights being disrupted at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.  

Around 100 flights were delayed while one was cancelled and three international flights were diverted to other airports.

The Weatherman has predicted mainly clear sky with fog or mist in the morning for tomorrow.

“The maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 15 and three degree Celsius respectively,” the Met Department said.

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