New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that Delhi’s minimum temperature dropped to 7.8 degrees Celsius on Sunday because of the cold winds from snow-capped Himalayas sweeping the plains.
An official said that the minimum temperature is likely to drop further to five to six degrees Celsius by January 14.
On Sunday, the Safdarjung Observatory, which gives the representative data for the city, recorded minimum temperature at 7.8 degrees Celsius, which was a notch above normal.
Due to persistent clouds over the city under the influence of successive Western Disturbances, above normal temperatures were recorded in Delhi since January 3.
As per the IMD, the minimum temperature was recorded at 10.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal, on Saturday, 9.6 degrees Celsius on Friday and 14.4 degrees Celsius on Thursday, the highest in January in four years.