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According to the data released by the Meteorological Department, the average minimum temperature in December this year has been 7.1 degrees Celsius. Whereas the average minimum temperature last year was 7.6 degree Celsius. According to IMD, the average minimum temperature in December is 8.3 degrees Celsius. The average temperature in the last 15 years in 2018 was below seven degrees when the temperature was 6.7 degrees. While the average minimum temperature was 6 degrees in the year 2005, the average minimum temperature was 5.9 degrees in the year 1996 and 7.3 degrees in 1993.
According to IMD’s regional forecast center chief Kuldeep Srivastava, the minimum temperature has dropped due to clear skies, western disturbances from the Himalayan region and the impact of La Nina. By December 12, the minimum temperature was recording normal. After that, due to western disturbance, there was a stir in the Himalayan region due to which snowfall and rain were seen in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Changing wind from Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh brought down the minimum temperature in Delhi-NCR. The global cause La Niña effect contributed to the drop in temperature.
On Thursday, both the maximum temperature and minimum temperature declined. The maximum temperature was two degrees below normal at 17.4 and the minimum temperature was 3.3 degrees Celsius, four degrees below normal. From January 2, the maximum and minimum temperatures will start increasing. On January 1, the maximum temperature is expected to be 19 degrees and the minimum temperature is 4 degrees.
This year, eight days of cold wave lasted
Cold wave conditions prevailed for eight days in December of 2020. Earlier, in 2018, 1961, there was an eight-day cold wave. While the maximum cold wave lasted nine days in 1965. It is known that when the minimum temperature is 10 degrees and below and four to five degrees below normal, cold wave is declared.
The sky will remain clear, with dense fog and cold wave expected in the morning.
Maximum temperature: 17.4 ° C
Minimum temperature: 3.3 ° C
Sunset on 1 January: 5:36 pm
Sunrise on January 2: 7:14 am