- Delhi witnessed its first ‘cold day’ of the season on Saturday.
- Chilly northwesterly winds swept the city and the mercury dipped to six degrees Celsius.
- Temperature dipped two notches below the normal.
Delhi witnessed its first ‘cold day’ of the season on Saturday as chilly northwesterly winds swept the city and the mercury dipped to six degrees Celsius, the lowest minimum temperature of this season, according to India Meteorological Department. The maximum temperature was 17.8 degrees Celsius, five notches below the normal and also the lowest of this season.
According to the IMD, when the minimum temperature is less than or equal to 10 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature is at least 4.5 degrees Celsius below the normal, it is said to be a ‘cold day’.
Cold wave-like condition prevailed in the city swept by chilly northwesterly winds on Saturday, making Delhi shiver under inclement weather conditions.
“Delhi city SDF with maximum temperature today reported as 17.8 degrees Celsius is the first cold day of this season as already the minimum temperature is at 6 degrees Celsius all of which fulfilled the conditions of a cold day,” the IMD said. On Friday, the national capital had recorded a low of 7.7 degrees Celsius.
It further dipped to 6 degrees Celsius on Saturday, two notches below the normal, making the weather chilly. Fog in the morning dipped visibility, officials said.