Chilly, overcast day in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Delhiites had a chilly Friday as the maximum temperature dipped three notches below average at 21.3 degrees, though a blanket of clouds crept across the city skies for a major part of the day.

The minimum temperature settled at 8.7 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the season. The humidity levels wavered between a high of 97 percent and a low of 37 percent.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Saturday will be a clear day.

‘The skies will remain clear and the maximum and minimum temperature will hover around 22 and eight degrees Celsius respectively,’ said an IMD official.

Meanwhile, bone chilling winter has gripped almost all of hilly north India as the minimum temperatures slipped to sub-zero levels across states of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakahand, and Himachal Pradesh. In Srinagar in the Kashmir Valley the temperature Friday was minus 3.8 degrees while it was a bare 3.8 degrees in Hisar town in Haryana.

The holy city of Amritsar in Punjab was the coldest in the northern plains Friday.

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