Cold morning for Delhiites, mercury dips to 4.7 C

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New Delhi, Dec 16: Mercury continued its downward spiral in the capital today (Dec 16) with the minimum slipping below five degree Celsius to record the coldest morning of this season so far.

The minimum was recorded at 4.7 degree Celsius, four degrees below normal and down from yesterday’s 5.9 degrees, the MeT Department said.

Yesterday, the maximum was recorded at 22.2 degree Celsius, one degree below normal.

The mercury has shown a downward trend in the past couple of days, with both the maximum and minimum continuously dropping.

The Weatherman has predicted similar conditions for the next couple of days. Mercury is likely to be between five and 22 degree Celsius in the next two days with fog in the morning.

In December last year, the minimum had come down to 5.2 degrees Celsius on the 22nd of the month.

In the past decade, the lowest minimum for the month was recorded on December 12, 2005 when the mercury recorded 3.3 degrees Celsius while the highest maximum was 28.4 degrees on December 15, 2003.

The record for the lowest minimum for the month of December is 1.1 degree Celsius recorded on the 26th of the month in 1945 and the highest maximum was 29.3 degrees on third of the month in 1987.


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