Delhi residents, get set for chilly mornings


New Delhi : Get ready for chilly and misty mornings. The Indian capital is slowly turning colder and the nippy weather is here to stay, the met department said Saturday.

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“Due to the prevalence of northwesterly dry winds, the maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to fall in the coming days. The chill in the mornings is likely to increase as the month progresses,” said an official of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

“On some occasions, mist and fog may occur in the morning,” the official added.

On Saturday, Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 17.5 degrees, one degree above normal, and a maximum of 32.1 degrees Celsius. On Sunday, the capital is likely to experience a minimum of 16 degrees Celsius.

Meteorologists say during the first week of November, the minimum temperature would hover around 15 degrees Celsius, nearly two degrees below normal.

IMD officials also said the capital city might experience some real chill after the third week of the month when the temperature is likely to drop below 10 degrees.

IMD said this year there was no recordable rainfall over Delhi in October as against an average rainfall of around 26 mm at this time of the year. And this is also one of the reasons for the chill in the mornings.

The IMD official said temperatures were falling across northwest India. “The minimum temperatures have fallen by 1 to 2 degrees Celsius over northwest India.”