The nationwide capital recorded a minimal of seven.5 levels Celsius on Friday, the bottom minimal temperature in November in at the very least 14 years, in keeping with India Meteorological Division information.
The town additionally witnessed chilly wave circumstances, because the minimal temperature was lower than 10 levels Celsius and 5 notches beneath regular, in keeping with Mahesh Palawat, an skilled at Skymet Climate, a personal forecasting company.
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.
Based on the climate division, 7.4 levels Celsius is Delhi’s lowest minimal temperature within the month of November in at the very least 14 years.
Delhi had recorded the bottom minimal temperature of 11.5 levels Celsius final 12 months, 10.5 levels Celsius in 2018 and seven.6 levels Celsius in 2017 within the month of November.
The all-time report for the bottom minimal temperature in November is 3.9 levels Celsius recorded on November 28, 1938.
Palawat mentioned chilly winds blowing from snow-laden western Himalayas have led to a dip within the mercury and an analogous scenario will proceed until Saturday.
A recent Western Disturbance is approaching northwest India on November 23. It’s prone to enhance the minimal temperature by just a few notches, he mentioned.
The minimal temperature this month, barring on November 16, has remained 2-3 diploma Celsius beneath regular within the absence of a cloud cowl, in keeping with IMD officers.
Clouds entice among the outgoing infrared radiation and radiate it again downward, warming the bottom. On Thursday, the town recorded a minimal of 9.4 levels Celsius.
(With PTI inputs)