This is very confusing. "Wind" can countable or uncountable, but "Draught" is only a countable noun.

So, when I am sitting in my house, probably there are many draughts or many flows of cool air striking me.

But why does the dictionary say "Can you close the window? I’m in a draught."?

I would think "Can you close the window? I’m in draughts." makes more sense.

Which one is correct "Please close the door. I am in a draught" or "I am in draughts"?

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The Cambridge Dictionary defines a draught as "a current of unpleasantly cold air blowing through a room", so you can only really have one draught in a room. The correct way of saying it would be:

Please close the door: I am in a draught.

As this NGram graph shows, you would generally say

Please close the door: there is a draught.
Please close the door: it's letting in a draught.

Note that, if you did want to use the plural, you would need a determiner, for example "I am in some draughts". This NGram graph shows that the plural is very uncommon, and none of the actual instances relate to the "cold air" meaning.

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