Up to date: November 30, 2020 9:25:21 am
Beneath regular temperatures on most nights this month has pushed this November to be the coldest in a minimum of a decade, knowledge from the India Meteorological Division (IMD) exhibits.
The typical minimal or night time time temperature thus far for the month till Sunday was 10.3 levels Celsius — the bottom since a minimum of 2011. That is additionally decrease than the imply minimal temperature for the month, 12.9 levels Celsius, which relies on knowledge from 1981 to 2010, as per IMD.
4 chilly wave days — when minimal temperature dips to 10 levels Celsius or decrease and the departure from regular temperature is 4.5 levels or much less — had been recorded this November. Since 2011, Novembers in 2014 and 2013 have recorded just one chilly wave every.
Minimal or night time time temperature within the capital quickly fell after November 16 — from 16 levels Celsius to six.3 levels Celsius on November 23.
This was the bottom studying of minimal temperature for the present month since November 29, 2003, when mercury dipped to six.1 levels Celsius at night time.
Minimal temperatures this month have additionally remained under regular on all days besides on November 16 and 17, when rainfall and cloud cowl over town had helped improve the temperature.
IMD officers mentioned a purpose behind the dip in temperatures is the snowfall in excessive altitude areas north of Delhi in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand. Chilly northwesterly winds blowing from these areas in direction of Delhi have been bringing down the temperature.
Moreover, clear skies over Delhi for many a part of the month, which causes increased radiation at night time, and the La Niña climate sample might have helped convey down minimal temperatures.
Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s regional climate forecasting centre in Delhi, mentioned the minimal temperature is anticipated to be under regular for the remainder of winter within the capital.
On Sunday, the minimal temperature recorded on the IMD’s Safdarjung observatory, which is consultant of Delhi, was 7 levels Celsius, three levels under regular. It’s forecast to stay seven levels on Monday as nicely.
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