Winter chill here but temperatures still above normal

December 22nd, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Those foggy mornings and the familiar winter chill is very much here but going by the meteorological department, the temperatures are still above normal.”The minimum temperature recorded Monday morning was 11 degree Celsius, which is three degrees above normal. The maximum will hover around 23 degree Celsius,” an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) told IANS.

He said the temperature this year has been more or less higher compared to that of last year during the same period.

“For instance, on Dec 21 last year the minimum temperature was seven degree Celsius while the maximum was 21 degree. This year on the same day, the minimum was 13 degree Celsius and the maximum was 22 degree,” he said.

While the temperatures are hovering above normal, for Delhiites like Sohini Mitra, the city’s “real winter” is yet to set in.

“The chill is there, for the past few days there is this constant cold wind blowing. Still, Delhi’s winters are worse than this… as of now, I am comfortable roaming around in a single sweater but I’m sure it will become colder once January comes in,” Mitra said.

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