New Delhi, Jan 2: Chilly weather conditions prevailed as rains lashed the national capital today bringing down the maximum temperature to settle at 16 degree Celsius, five notches below the season's average.
According to MeT officials, 5.6 mm rainfall was recorded at Safdarjung observatory between 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM. Palam recorded 4.7 mm rainfall, Lodhi road centre recorded 5.7 mm while at the Ridge and Ayanagar recorded 7.7 mm and 3.4 mm rains respectively during the same period.
The minimum temperature rose by 2.2 degrees since yesterday, settling three notches above the season's average at 10.2 degrees Celsius. The Met office has forecast a cloudy day with the possibility of more rainfall.
"Tomorrow the skies will be partly cloudy. Moderate fog would occur in the morning. The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover at 17 and 11 degrees Celsius respectively," said the MeT official.
The humidity levels oscillated between 98 and 80 per cent. The visibility at 8.30 AM was 600 metres which remained around 800 meters for the rest of the day. Rains had affected 42 trains, though flight operations were smooth.
Yesterday, the maximum temperature was 21.6 degrees Celsius while the minimum had settled at 8.8 degrees Celsius.