New Delhi (NVI): The minimum temperature in Delhi dropped to 3.3 degrees Celsius this morning, the lowest temperature recorded in the season so far, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
According to the IMD’s weather bulletin, the minimum temperature in the national capital is four degrees below the normal at this time of the year. “Icy winds swept through the city bringing the temperatures down sharply,” it added.
The Met department also informed that the mercury may drop further on New Year’s Eve and the extreme cold conditions are expected to improve in parts of the city from Friday onwards.
“On Thursday, the minimum temperature is expected to go down to around 3 degree Celsius. From Friday, however, the temperature will start increasing,” IMD said, adding that minimum temperature is likely to reach around 4 degrees Celsius bringing some relief.
The Met department said minimum temperature in Delhi and neighbouring areas will start rising under the influence of an ‘intense’ western disturbance which will also affect northwest India.
In addition to this, the weather department forecasted rain and higher minimum temperatures throughout the rest of the week between January 2 to January 6.
Furthermore, the fresh western disturbance is likely to hit the western Himalayan region, which may bring light rains and thundershowers to the plains, including Delhi, according to the IMD’s bulletin.
“Minimum temperatures over most parts of northwest and central India are likely to rise by 3-5 degrees Celsius for three days from January 1, it added.