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Freeze Frame: Delhi shivers as temperature dips to 2.7°C

Freeze Frame: Delhi shivers as temperature dips to 2.7°C
The minimum temperature in the capital touched 2.7 degree Celsius on Friday, breaking three years’ record of the coldest night in the city. In the entire NCR region, Gurgaon recorded the lowest minimum temperature–0.7 degree Celsius–followed by 1.7 degree Celsius in Faridabad.

‘The minimum temperature of the city on Friday was recorded 2.7 degree Celsius, the lowest of the winter season, which was four points below normal. The maximum temperature was 15.7 degree Celsius, which was five notches below normal,’ said a Met official. According to Met officials, during the winter of 2008, the minimum temperature had touched 2 degree Celsius three times–2, 3 and 24 January, 2008. However, the maximum temperature on those days were 20, 20 and 18 degree Celsius respectively.

Weathermen have predicted the maximum and minimum temperature to hover around 15 and 3 degree Celsius respectively. ‘The sky would be clear but fog will continue in the morning,’ added the official.

Gurgaon was the coldest on Friday at 0.7 degree Celsius while Faridabad shivered at 1.7 degrees. Minimum temperature in Noida was recorded at 3.8 degree Celsius. Minimum temperature at Lodhi Road was recorded at 2.6 degree Celsius, Pitampura at 3.4 degrees and Jafarpur 2.1 degrees.
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