New Delhi: Sunday was the coldest day in the Capital in the last 20 years with the maximum temperature sliding to 11 degrees, ten degrees below normal for this period of time. The minimum temperature fell to 4.7 degree Celsius, two degrees below normal for this time.
There was no respite for Delhiites from the shivering cold today too as icy winds blew at a speed of nine km per hour and mercury fell by a few notches. Schools have been shut for this week as well.
A thin layer of fog covered the city early morning. It could be another chilly morning tomorrow with the Weatherman predicting no respite for the citizens as icy winds are expected to blow across the city with a fog cover.
Low temperature coupled with icy winds from the northern mountains have made life difficult for the people and the Capital has recorded at least three cold-related deaths since December 26.
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.
The mean minimum for the month of January is 7.3 degree Celsius while the mean maximum is 21.1 degrees. (With PTI Inputs)