The minimum temperature in the capital rose to 8°C despite fog cover limiting visibility to 300 meters in some areas today, stated the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
As reported by a national daily, an IMD official said, a fresh Western Disturbance (WD) affecting the western Himalayas brought in some relief from the cold. The jump in the minimum temperature was seen as a result of easterly winds and a cloud cover over Delhi.
Kuldeep Srivastava, Head, IMD’s regional forecasting centre, said easterly winds are not as cold as the northwesterly winds coming in from the snow-clad western Himalayas. However, the minimum temperature in Delhi is likely to drop again to 4°C by Monday, January 25.