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At Delhi Station, Mercury Drops To 1.8 Degrees Celsius, According To The Met

A cold wave, cold day, and severe cold day conditions had been present for the previous three days in a few regions of the city.

New Delhi: The cold wave and extreme cold-day conditions persisted in various regions, causing the mercury at a city station (Ayanagar) to drop to 1.8 degrees Celsius Friday morning, the lowest recorded in the capital this season.

The highest temperature recorded in Jafarpur this winter, at 11.9 degrees C, was also the lowest in the city. However, Safdarjung and several other stations saw a little temperature increase and better sight. It might be cloudy on Saturday. By Sunday, the extreme cold is anticipated to subside.

Western disturbances might offer some cool reprieve.

While the cold weather in Delhi-NCR persisted, visibility improved on Friday as just two hours of heavy fog were seen. As opposed to 25 to 50 meters the day before, the visibility in Palam was 150 meters from 6 am until Bam. On Friday morning, though, there were still roughly 30 delayed planes.

Cold Wave

For the previous three days, certain parts of the city have experienced cold waves, cold days, and severe cold days.

The minimum temperature for cold-day circumstances must be below 10 degrees Celsius, and the highest temperature must be 4.5 degrees below average. The maximum temperature must be 6.5 degrees below average to qualify as a severely cold day if the minimum temperature is either below four degrees C or 4.5 degrees below normal.

Friday’s lowest temperature at Safdarjung, the city’s base station, was 4 degrees C, three degrees below average compared to 3 degrees C the day before. In comparison to 16.5 degrees C the day before, the highest temperature was 16.6 degrees C, three below average. According to the weather department, Saturday’s high and low temperatures are predicted to be about 18 and 5 degrees C, respectively.

“Tomorrow (Saturday) will be gloomy, which might result in chilly – day circumstances in certain solitary places, but the cold wave scenario will pass. There should be a break from the cold wave and frigid days from Sunday until the middle of next week (January 11).


According to experts, the recent harsh weather was caused mainly by chilly northerly, north – westerly winds and foggy circumstances. “On Friday morning, northerly breezes blasted over the area, improving visibility but lowering midday temperatures. By midday, the wind was blowing at 12 to 15 kph. The direction of the currents may change to westerly due to approaching western disturbances, which may begin to influence from Saturday forward. Starting on January 13, the winds may pick up speed and shift back to the northwest, resulting in a sharp decrease in temperatures by January 15 or 16, “according to Skymet vice chairman for meteorology and climate change.


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