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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1588

Delhi shivers with temp touching 1969 figure

From R. Vasudevan—Reporting from New Delhi
New Delhi, 04 January (

For the first time since at least 1969, Delhi's maximum temperature fell below 10 degrees, also making it the coldest day in the past 44 years.

The damp chill, combined with biting cold winds, brought the day temperature down to 9.8 degrees Celsius, a massive 11 degrees below normal. The minimum temperature was not too far behind at 4.8 degrees Celsius, which is two degrees below normal.

This difference of only 5 degrees, with the maximum temperature also bordering on what is usually the minimum temperature for the season, ensured that there was not even a second's respite from the cold through the day.

Thursday too remained chilly with people draped in layers of sweaters and scarves and caps.

Dr OP Singh, head, regional Met centre Delhi, said a changing wind pattern is expected during the next two days, which is likely to increase the day temperature by two to three degrees. The minimum, however, will remain around 4 degrees. "Dense fog conditions will start again,” he said.

- Asian Tribune -

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