Delhiites today shivered as mercury fell to the season’s lowest of 1.9 degree Celsius and icy winds blew across the city.

Today’s minimum was five degrees below normal and down from yesterday’s 2.9 degree celsius.

This is the lowest minimum for January in the past five years. In 2008, the minimum had plummeted to 1.9 degree Celsius.

The maximum also witnessed a significant dip yesterday as it plummeted to 12.6 deg C, which is eight degrees below normal for this time of the season.

Icy winds blew over the capital throughout the day.

On Wednesday, the city witnessed the coldest day in 44 years when the maximum plummeted to 9.8 deg C.

(This article was published on January 6, 2013)
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