It was a warm Sunday with the maximum temperature rising by six degrees and settling at 20.3 degree Celsius. With dense fog moving away from Delhi-NCR, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast warmer days ahead with clear skies from Monday.
Saturday was recorded as the second coldest day of the season at 14.4 degree Celsius.
The weatherman said a thick blanket of fog, which prevented sunlight, coupled with cold westerly winds measuring up to 15-20 kmph is what led to low temperatures on Saturday.
The minimum temperature on Sunday was recorded at 9.9 degrees Celsius, as compared to 9.4 on Saturday. Humidity levels stayed between 69 and 100 per cent.
The western disturbance over Delhi-NCR, which had resulted in rainfall and cloudy sky over the past week, has now moved away from the Delhi region completely, resulting in fresh moisture over the region.
“The western disturbance and subsequent light rain in the past week had caused strong winds and washed out the atmospheric pollution, making the conditions conducive for fog formation. With bright sunshine on Sunday, the increased moisture will dry out and weaken the dense fog formation over the region. We are expected to have clear skies from Monday,” a Met official said.
As per IMD records, January 2014 is the third coldest since 1947 in terms of lowest average day maximum temperature. The average maximum temperature for the period between January 1 and January 26 is 18.55 degrees Celsius.