Mercury in Delhi may fall to 5 degrees Celsius over the weekend: IMD

NEW DELHI: Monday in the national capital increased slightly due to a persistent cloud cover over the city, weather experts said.

However, temperatures are expected to fall in the next three or four days due to rains under the influence of a western disturbance.

The city recorded a maximum of 19.1 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of year, a minimum of 9.9 degrees Celsius, three notches more than normal, he said.

Rains are expected in northern India between January 7 and 9, which will cause a drop in mercury in Delhi. The minimum temperature can drop from 5 to 6 degrees Celsius by January 9 in the city, weather experts said.

Tuesday, and hail storm is expected, with winds of up to 20-25 km/h, in the city towards night.

The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to be around 18 and 10 degrees Celsius.