New Delhi: The minimum temperature in Delhi on Thursday fell to a seasonal low of 8.4 degrees Celsius, according to data from the Central Meteorological Office, as clear skies paved the way for cooler days and nights. The minimum temperature at Safdarjung, Delhi’s base station, was a notch below normal on Thursday and below the previous day’s record of 10.1 ° C. The maximum temperature, meanwhile, was 23. , 5 ° C, one below normal, and fell slightly from 24 ° C on Wednesday. Delhi has kept temperatures from dropping in recent days, adding that clearer skies next week will see mercury drop further. “When you have cloudy skies, the heat from the surface gets trapped and cooling does not occur at a rapid rate. Now that Delhi is likely to have clearer skies, the minimum temperatures will remain around 78 ° C” said Mahesh Palawat, vice president (meteorology and climate change), Skymet Weather Services. Due to cloud cover over the city for much of the city, Delhi has been warmer than normal so far in December, according to data from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).