Light Rain In Delhi Day After City Records 15-Year Low In Temperature

The light spell of rain is attributed to the influence of the western disturbance.

New Delhi:

Residents of Delhi woke up to a cloudy sky with light rain over some places this morning.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) reported that Palam has reported 0.4 mm rainfall. Ridge, Ayanagar and Lodi Road has reported trace rainfall, it said. The light spell of rain in the national capital is attributed to the influence of the western disturbance.

“As per our forecast, the impact of Western Disturbance has begun over Northwest India including Delhi. Palam has reported 0.4 mm rainfall. Ridge, Ayanagar and Lodi Road in Delhi have reported trace rainfall,” India Meteorological Department tweeted.

The minimum of 7 degree celsius was recorded by the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city, the weather department said.

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“Minimum 7 degree celsius was recorded in Safdarjung at 8:30 am today, which is likely to rise by 5.9 degree celsius during next 24 hours. Minimum temperatures have increased by around 5 degree celsius over Delhi. These temperatures are likely to maintain during next 2-3 days,” it said.

On Friday, Delhi reported its lowest temperature in 15 years. The minimum of 1.1 degrees celsius was recorded by the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city, the weather department said.

On January 8, 2006, the city had recorded a minimum of 0.2 degree celsius.

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