Delhi records season’s coldest morning, temperature at 5.3 deg C


This is the lowest temperature ever recorded
Image source: FILE This is the lowest temperature recorded for the season so far.

A thin layer of fog engulfed parts of Delhi on Friday morning, reducing visibility to 500 metres, as the city recorded its coldest morning of the season, with the mercury dropping to 5.3 degrees Celsius. The Safdarjung Observatory, the first weather station in the state capital, recorded a minimum temperature of 5.3 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s normal, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

This is the lowest temperature recorded for the season so far. Palam Airport recorded the lowest visibility level of 200 meters at 5.30 am. Visibility dropped to 500 meters at Safdarjung Airport at 5:30 am, the IMD said.

According to the IMD, very dense fog is when visibility is between zero and 50 meters, dense fog between 51 and 200 meters, moderate fog between 201 and 500 meters and deep fog between 501 and 1,000. The maximum temperature is likely to settle around 20 degrees Celsius during the day, the IMD said.

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