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The entire NCR including Delhi is in the grip of cold wave due to cold winds coming from the north-west direction. The Meteorological Department has issued an Orange Alert in Delhi today. Even today the temperature may fall further in Delhi. There will be severe cold throughout the day and cold wave is also expected to continue.
Earlier on Thursday, the minimum temperature in the capital Delhi was recorded at 4.6 degree Celsius, 3 degrees below normal, which was the coldest day for the second consecutive day in the last ten years. Earlier in 2011, on December 17, the minimum temperature was recorded at 5.0 degrees Celsius. The visibility level was recorded in the light range with 800 meters till 8:30 in the morning.
It was sunny after 2 pm, but the chill remained neutral in front of the winds. Even at night, the chilling cold was felt. The maximum temperature was recorded at 15.2 degrees Celsius, 7 degrees below normal. Due to this melting was felt.
What happens Orange Alert: The Meteorological Department issues this alert when there is a change in the weather, which is especially likely to affect the movement, functioning or movement of school children and there is a need to take precautions to avoid bad weather.
According to the Territorial Meteorological Department, due to the maximum temperature being 7 degrees Celsius below normal, the feeling of winter remained in the afternoon on Thursday. At the same time, the maximum humidity level in the last 24 hours was 100 percent and the minimum was 60 percent. The ridge area was the coldest with a minimum temperature of 3.5 ° C. At the same time, Aya Nagar also recorded a minimum temperature of 3.8 degrees Celsius. Lodi Road area recorded a minimum temperature of 4.2 degrees Celsius.
Severe cold for the second consecutive day
The record of a decade of tremendous cold has been broken for the second consecutive day in the capital. On Wednesday too, the minimum temperature was 5.8 degrees Celsius, the lowest on December 17 in the last ten years.
17 December figures in last 10 years