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City continues to chill as winds subside mercury rise

Delhiites on Tuesday experienced a cold day as chilly winds continued their presence in the national capital to subside a significant rise in the minimum temperature which settled well over 11 degrees Celsius.

Moderate foggy conditions were witnessed early in the morning which, however, started dispersing around noon as the sun shone bright.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 11.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season’s average, while the maximum temperature settled at 24.6 degrees Celsius, two notches above the normal, said a MeT department officials.

According to a senior Railway official, 40 trains were running behind schedule, while 13 were rescheduled due to bad weather conditions.36 trains which were cancelled earlier remain cancelled, the official said.

The moisture content in air wavered between 79 and 37 per cent.

Visibility was recorded at 1,200 metres at 5.30 am at Safdarjung which dropped to 800 metres at 8.30 am. It further improved to 1,800 metres at 11.30 am.

At Palam, the visibility was recorded 500 metres at 5.30 am and 400 metres at 8.30 am . It later improved to 1,400 metres at 11.30 am, the Met official said.

The weatherman has predicted mainly clear skies for Wednesday with the likelihood of some mist and shallow fog.

Maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to be around 24 and 11 degrees Celsius, respectively, he added. On Monday , the minimum temperature was recorded at 6.6 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature had settled at 23 degrees Celsius.
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