Tem­per­a­ture drops to 16.6 de­grees as nights turn nippy

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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.

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