At 13.7°C, Delhi witnesses coldest October night time in 11 years


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With the mercury dropping to 13.7 levels Celsius, the nationwide capital on Tuesday skilled its coldest October night time in 11 years. The temperature was recorded 4 levels under the season’s regular. The utmost temperature was tracked at 33.eight levels Celsius. 

As per information accessible with the Safdarjung observatory, it was final in 2009, on October 26 and October 28, when the mercury plummeted to 13.5 levels Celsius. Within the Palam observatory, the utmost temperature was recorded at 33.three levels Celsius and the minimal temperature was 17.1 levels Celsius, a notch under the season’s regular.

In response to Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s regional climate forecasting centre, the wind pace remained excessive on Tuesday, round 15-16kmph, from the north-westerly route. The northern element within the wind often lowers the minimal temperature, Srivastava mentioned.

Srivastava mentioned whereas the AQI is prone to stay in the identical vary on Wednesday, the wind route over Delhi is prone to change to north-easterly from Thursday. The change in route is prone to scale back wind pace and deteriorate air high quality.

Why the dip in temperature

In response to scientists, the night time sky has been clear over the previous few days. In addition they say that the wind at night time turns into calm, with its pace dropping to nearly zero. Scientists on the IMD consider that these two elements end in increased radiation from the Earth’s floor at night time time which cools the floor and the air near it, a report within the the Indian Categorical mentioned.

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