India Today reported that the bottom temperature in Delhi took a giant tumble on Monday 30 December to settle at 9.four levels Celsius, making it the coldest December day since 1901.
It was additionally the coldest day within the nationwide capital throughout December-February interval since 1951.
According to the Safdarjung Observatory, the minimal temperature settled at 2.6 levels Celsius, 4 notches under the season’s common; humidity stage was 100 per cent.
The minimal temperature at Palam was 2.9 levels Celsius, Lodhi Road was 2.2 levels Celsius and Ayanagar 2.5 levels Celsius.
“The Safdarjung Observatory recorded a most of 9.four levels Celsius, making it the coldest December day since 1901,” mentioned Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s regional climate forecasting centre. He mentioned the traditional temperature at the moment of the yr is 20.eight levels Celsius.
Before this, 11.three levels Celsius was the bottom most for the month recorded on December 28, 1997.
“Considering all of the months, it has surpassed the earlier lowest most temperature of 9.eight levels Celsius recorded on January 2, 2013,” the IMD mentioned in a press release.
The common most temperature for December 2019 until Monday is 18.6 levels Celsius, the bottom since December 1997 (when it was 17.three levels Celsius) and the second-lowest since 1901, when IMD began holding the data.
The components answerable for such a chilly December are a “very lengthy spell” of icy winds and a layer of fog lingering over huge swathes of the northern plains for 10-12 days, the consultants mentioned.
As the frigid air tightened its grip, a blanket of thick fog lowered the visibility to close zero at many locations, disrupting prepare and flight operations.
The IMD mentioned the nationwide capital witnessed the season’s worst “dense fog” with “visibility of Zero-200 metres for a really extended interval from 0230 to 1200 hours”. Thereafter shallow to average fog lined town.
The nationwide capital on Saturday had recorded its coldest day of the season because the minimal temperature plummeted to 2.four levels Celsius within the morning.
(Source: India Today – Image: Street in Ghaziabad on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019/PTI/by way of India Today)
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