Unusually warm, sunny Tuesday in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) The national capital suffered an unusually warm winter day on Tuesday with a high of 26.5 degrees Celsius, seven notches above the season’s average, the weather department said.

Residents of the national capital doffed their woollens as the sun shone brightly after a foggy morning.

The Met Office has forecast a foggy morning on Wednesday also with no immediate relief from the prevailing extra-warm weather.

“The sky would be partly cloudy on Wednesday. Dense fog may occur at several places in the morning,” said an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover around 26 and 10 degrees Celsius, respectively, IMD said.

The national capital had remained wrapped in a blanket of smog from dawn to dusk on Monday.

Tuesday’s minimum temperature settled at 11 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season’s average, while the maximum humidity was 97 percent.

Monday’s maximum temperature was recorded at 23.2 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season’s average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 10 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season’s average.

The Skymet Weather Services Pvt Ltd has attributed the unusually warm winter this year to “an anti-cyclonic circulation over Rajasthan which is bringing dry winds” from the desert area.

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