Chill continues in Delhi, Monday may see respite (Lead)

January 22nd, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Delhi continued to reel under bone chilling cold Sunday with chilly winds blowing but the fog was relatively less. There could be some respite from the cold Monday.

While the minimum temperature was recorded one notch below average at 6.8 degrees, while the maximum temperature settled three notches below average at 18 degrees, said an India Meteorological Department official.

The humidity wavered between a high and low of 91 and 47 percent.

“Though it was less foggy, there was no let up in the harsh cold. You cannot ride a bike without gloves. The visibility was fine today (Sunday),” said 26-year-old Gaurav Dixit, a student of Jamia Milia Islamia.

There was no major traffic and flight disruptions in the capital Sunday.

According to IMD, Monday morning will be foggy but the sky will remain clear in the day.

A slight rise in the temperatures is expected, with the maximum and minimum temperatures likely to hover around 19 and 8 degrees respectively.

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