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Chill grips Delhi on Saturday morning, mercury dips to 3.2 degrees C

The maximum temperature of the day is likely to hover around 20 degrees Celsius

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Delhi fog, fog, air pollution

The capital continues to be in the grip of a wave as on Saturday it recorded the lowest of the season with the mercury dipping to 3.2 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season's average, a weather official said.

"Although the sky will remain mostly clear in the morning, the afternoon may turn cloudy," said an official from the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The maximum of the day is likely to hover around 20 degrees Celsius.

Humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 97% with a visibility up to 300 metres.

Friday's maximum settled around 19.5 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 4.3 degrees Celsius, which was three notches below the season's average.

On Thursday the mercury dipped to two degrees Celsius at some places here but at the Safdarjung observatory (considered standard for the city), the lowest temperature recorded was at 3.4 degrees Celsius.

A total of 25 trains would arrive late in Delhi, six were rescheduled, and eight were cancelled.

First Published: Sat, January 14 2017. 10:18 IST