With the imply minimal temperature dropping to 10.2 levels Celsius, Delhi this yr witnessed the coldest November in 71 years, the India Meteorological Division has stated. Earlier in 1949, Delhi had recorded a imply minimal temperature of 10.2 levels Celsius within the month of November. The imply minimal temperature for November was 9.6 levels Celsius in 1938; 9 levels Celsius in 1931 and eight.9 levels Celsius in 1930, in keeping with IMD information.
Usually, the imply minimal temperature for the month of November is 12.9 levels Celsius.
The imply minimal temperature was 15 levels Celsius final yr, 13.4 levels Celsius in 2018 and 12.8 levels Celsius in 2017 and 2016.
Delhi additionally braved 4 chilly waves in November –on the third, twentieth, twenty third and twenty fourth.
For the plains, the IMD declares a chilly wave when the minimal temperature is 10 levels Celsius or beneath and is 4.5 notches lower than regular for 2 consecutive days.
“Nevertheless, for small areas akin to Delhi, a chilly wave might be declared if the standards is fulfilled even for a day,” Kuldeep Srivastava, the pinnacle of the IMD’s regional forecasting centre, stated.
On Monday, Delhi recorded a minimal of 6.9 levels Celsius. That is the eight day this month that the minimal temperature remained beneath 10 levels Celsius.
On November 23, Delhi recorded a minimal of 6.3 levels Celsius — its lowest minimal temperature within the month since November 2003, when town recorded a minimal of 6.1 levels Celsius, in keeping with Srivastava.
The minimal temperature this month, barring on November 16, has remained 2-3 diploma Celsius beneath regular within the absence of a cloud cowl on most days, in keeping with IMD officers.
Clouds entice a few of 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.