New Delhi, Nov 2 : The national capital recorded a minimum temperature of 10.8 degrees Celsius on Monday morning, the lowest this season so far, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
While Safdarjung, Delhi’s base station for weather, recorded a minimum of 10.8 degrees Celsius, Lodhi Road recorded a minimum of 11.2 degrees Celsius. Palam recorded 13.6 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 30 degrees Celsius.
“The dip in mercury is due to lack of cloud cover over the region. Clouds trap the outgoing infrared radiation and radiate it back downward, thereby warming the ground,” Head of IMD’s regional forecasting centre, Kuldeep Srivastava told IANS.
Besides, in the last three days, there has been light snowfall and rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, he said, adding that north-westerly winds from those higher regions are blowing into Delhi.
November has started on a colder-note. On Sunday, the capital city recorded a minimum temperature of 11.4 degrees Celsius. The month of October was also the city’s coldest in the past 58 years.