Delhi’s cold breaks 14-year record, cold in Punjab-Haryana too


Highlights:

  • The capital of the country, Delhi, is starting in November only to feel the cold wave.
  • On Friday, cold in Delhi destroyed the 14-year record of November
  • Other states including Punjab, Haryana also recorded below normal temperatures.

new Delhi
new Delhi
The cold wave has started to feel in the national capital of Delhi in November itself. On Friday, the cold has broken the 14-year record of November. The minimum temperature fell to just 7.5 degrees. Which is five degrees below normal. Although the cold will subside after November 23, this relief will be partial. Not only this, November of this year is seen breaking the record of decades in terms of cold. Meanwhile, Punjab, Haryana and other states also recorded below normal temperatures on Friday.

Kuldeep Srivastava, head of the Meteorological Department’s regional forecast center, said that this is the first time since November 29, 2006 when Delhi’s temperature has come down so much in November. On November 29, 2006, Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 7.3 degrees Celsius. The Meteorological Department has said that for the first time this season there is a possibility of cold wave in Delhi. Generally, in the plains, the Meteorological Department declares a cold wave for two consecutive days when the temperature is 10 ° C or less and 4.5 ° C below normal. Srivastava said that this criterion was met on Friday. If the situation remains the same on Saturday, we will announce a cold wave on Saturday.

The minimum temperature was 11.5 degrees in November last year.
Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 11.5 degree Celsius in November last year. Similarly, the minimum temperature was recorded at 10.5 ° C in 2018 and 7.6 ° C in 2017. According to the data, the lowest minimum temperature in November so far was 3.9 ° C recorded on 28 November 1938.

Meteorological Department said – why the cold increased
Mahesh Palawat, an expert in the private weather forecasting agency Skymet Weather, said the temperature dropped due to icy winds from the western Himalayan region and will remain so till Saturday. He said that a fresh western disturbance is coming towards Northwest India on 23 November. This is expected to cause some increase in the minimum temperature.

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Cold wave continues in Himachal Pradesh
According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officials, except November 16 this month, the minimum temperature was 2-3 degrees Celsius below normal due to lack of clouds. The Meteorological Department said the cold wave continued in Himachal Pradesh and the temperature in tourist destinations like Keylong and Kalpa went below zero. Shimla recorded a minimum temperature of five degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature 30 degrees or less in most cities
According to the Meteorological Department, night temperatures have come down in many areas of Rajasthan and the state’s only hill station, Mount Abu, saw temperatures fall by up to two degrees Celsius. An official of the meteorological department said that most cities had a maximum temperature of 30 degrees Celsius or less.

Night temperatures will fall further
The forecast of the department says that the night temperature is expected to fall further in the next 24 hours. Maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded below normal in Haryana and Punjab.

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Temperatures in Chandigarh are three degrees below normal
According to the Meteorological Department, Chandigarh, the joint capital of the two states, recorded a maximum temperature of 23.5 degrees Celsius, three degrees below normal. (Input from language)


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