New Delhi: A day after recording the lowest maximum temperature of the season, Delhi witnessed a relatively clear Sunday with the sun out for a large part of the afternoon.

The maximum temperature climbed up five degrees since the previous day to touch 21 degrees Celsius, two degrees below normal.

However, the minimum fell further, resulting in a chilly morning and evening. Sunday’s minimum temperature went down to 6.8 degrees Celsius, two degrees below normal. Gurgaon recorded the lowest minimum of 3.4 degrees Celsius while within Delhi, Jaffarpur was the coldest with a minimum of 5.1 degrees Celsius.

The maximum ranged between 18.2 degrees Celsius at Mungeshpur and 22 degrees Celsius at the Ridge.

“There was a sudden change in temperature due to the movement of a western disturbance away from the region. As soon as that shifted, cold northwesterly winds started blowing over the northwestern plains, bringing with them the chill of the hills where it has just snowed. It is also because of this wind that the day was clear and dense fog formation did not take place,” said an official of India Meteorological Department.

The department has said that there will be no significant change in minimum temperatures over the plains of the region for the next few days. Shallow to moderate fog is likely to occur at isolated pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and north Rajasthan in the morning and forenoon hours during the next two days. Delhi is also expected to see relative clear skies for this duration. The Met department did say that there might be a drop in maximum temperatures around the middle of the week.

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Source: TOI-Delhi