November 23, 2020 4:25:00 am
Mercury dropped additional in the early hours of Sunday as Delhi recorded its lowest minimal temperature to date for this winter season at 6.9 levels Celsius. Data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) exhibits this was 4 levels under regular temperature for this time of the yr.
It additionally marked the coldest November morning in Delhi in 17 years. The final time minimal temperature dropped under this mark on the IMD Safdarjung observatory, which is consultant of the town, was in November 2003 at 6.1 levels Celsius.
Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s regional climate forecasting centre, stated, “Minimum temperature in Delhi was below normal by close to two degrees on average in October. This month too, except two days, the night time temperature has remained below normal… we can expect this trend to continue.”
He added, “The factors causing drop in temperature include cold winds blowing from the north-west direction, where mountainous areas have witnessed snowfall, and clear skies over Delhi, which cools the ground at night time due to higher radiation.”
Some areas in Delhi on Sunday recorded even decrease minimal temperatures than Safdarjung. Lodhi Road recorded 6.Four levels Celsius and Mungeshpur recorded 6.three levels Celsius. However, the path of wind over the town is forecast to alter to easterly by Wednesday, which might improve the minimal temperature to 10 levels till Friday.
Srivastava stated, “At present, Delhi is recording low temperature in the early morning hours, but by the first week of December, we can expect the maximum or the day time temperature to also drop.”
Maximum temperature in the town on Sunday was 24.2 levels Celsius, about two levels under regular. This was additionally the bottom day time temperature recorded to date this month.
Meanwhile, Delhi’s air high quality is forecast to deteriorate to the very poor class on Monday and Tuesday as wind pace is predicted to decelerate, stated a bulletin by SAFAR. Delhi’s common AQI Sunday was 274, in the ‘poor’ class, as per the Central Pollution Control Board. The AQI had improved from extreme class November 15 onwards as a consequence of scattered showers and robust wind.
After a overview assembly, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai Sunday stated PWD has put in 23 anti-smog weapons in Delhi to cut back mud ranges. “150 tankers have been deployed for sprinkling water…,” he stated.
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