Delhi experiences season’s coldest day

New Delhi:The national capital today experienced its coldest day of the season so far with the mercury dipping to 6.6 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average.

Moderate foggy conditions were witnessed in the morning which resulted in delay of 40 trains, according to a senior railway official.

“The minimum temperature which was recorded at Safdarjung observatory, considered the official for Delhi, was down from yesterday’s low of 7.2 degrees Celsius,” a MeT official said.

The minimum temperature at Lodhi Road observatory was 5.4 degrees Celsius even as Palam registered 7.6 degrees. In Ridge and Ayanagar, the minimum temperature was 9.5 and 7.5 degrees respectively.

Visibility was recorded at 1,800 metres at 5.30 AM both at Safdarjung and Palam at 5.30 AM. It dropped to 400 metres at 8.30 AM in both the places before improving to 1,000 metres three hours later, the official said.

The relative humidity oscillated between 40 and 97 per cent.

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

Maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to be around 23 and 9 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Yesterday, minimum and maximum temperatures were recorded at 7.2 degrees Celsius and 23 degrees Celsius, respectively.