Delhi’s minimal temperature dropped to six.9 levels Celsius on Sunday, the bottom within the month of November since 2003, as a chilly wave swept components of the town. The nationwide capital had recorded a minimal of seven.5 levels Celsius on Friday, the bottom within the month in 14 years, in keeping with the India Meteorological Division.
“The Safdarjung Observatory which supplies consultant information for the town, recorded a minimal of 6.9 levels Celsius. It’s Delhi’s lowest minimal temperature within the month since November 2003, when the town recorded a minimal of 6.1 levels Celsius,” stated Kuldeep Srivastava, the pinnacle of the IMD’s regional forecasting centre.
The mercury dropped to six.1 levels Celsius on the Palam climate station, he stated.
For the plains, the IMD declares a chilly wave when the minimal temperature is 10 levels Celsius or beneath and is four.5 notches lower than regular for 2 consecutive days.
“Nevertheless, for small areas similar to Delhi, a chilly wave will be declared if the factors is fulfilled even for a day,” Srivastava stated.
Delhi had recorded the bottom minimal temperature of 11.5 levels Celsius final yr, 10.5 levels Celsius in 2018 and seven.6 levels Celsius in 2017 within the month of November. The all-time document for the bottom minimal temperature in November is Three.9 levels Celsius recorded on November 28, 1938.
Srivastava stated icy chilly winds blowing from snow-laden western Himalayas have led to a dip within the mercury. Nevertheless, the minimal temperature will rise by two to 3 levels Celsius within the subsequent 4 to 5 days below the affect of a recent Western Disturbance.
The minimal temperature this month, barring on November 16, has remained 2-Three diploma Celsius beneath regular within the absence of a cloud cowl, in keeping with IMD officers. Clouds entice among the outgoing infrared radiation and radiate it again downward, warming the bottom.
The month of October was the coldest in 58 years within the nationwide capital. The imply minimal temperature in October this yr was 17.2 levels Celsius, the bottom since 1962, when it was 16.9 levels Celsius.