Temperature drops to 16.6 degrees as nights turn nippy
NEWDELHI: People in the national capital woke up to a cold morning as the minimum temperature dipped to 16.6°C on Saturday.
According to an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the chill is due to a change in wind pattern and snowfall in the states of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. “These had a cooling effect in the capital causing the sharp drop in minimum temperature resulting in a nip in the morning,” said BP Yadav, deputy director-general, IMD.
Experts said cold weather also calms winds, which in turn leads to a spike in pollution as local emissions are trapped.
Such temperatures are usually seen at the end of October. In 2017, Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 16.1°C on October 26.