New Delhi, Feb 9: Icy cold winds today continued to lend chill in the air in Delhi, plummeting mercury to 5.6 degrees Celsius.
Cold Northwesterly winds led to a sharp drop in minimum temperature, from 9.4 degrees Celsius yesterday, to 5.6 degrees C, three degrees below normal. A shallow fog was witnessed in the morning, leading to a slight drop in visibility levels to around 500m. The visibility, however, improved soon to above 1000m. Airport sources said flight schedules remained unaffected as one of the two runways at the airport remained fully operational. Also, with the visibility levels improving, the second runway also became operational soon.
The chilly conditions in Delhi are likely to persist for another few days with the weatherman forecasting cold winds during the day in Delhi during the next 24 hours. They have also forecast a drop in minimum temperature in the city to 4 degrees C tomorrow.
The Met office has also forecast a mist or shallow fog tomorrow morning.The Weatherman say the cold winds in Delhi have set in due to the Eastwards movement of a Western disturbance.