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Weather Forecast: Temperature Dips in Delhi; Cold Wave Conditions Ahead in North India; Farmers Warned

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia
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Cold wave Conditions in North India

Cold Day to Severe Cold Day conditions very likely in some pockets over Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and Cold Day conditions in isolated pockets over Jammu Division, Himachal Pradesh, northwest Rajasthan and West Uttar Pradesh during next 48 hours, says IMD reports in morning bulletin.

Delhi Weather

The temperature in the national capital Delhi plummeted from one end of the pendulum to the other in a short span of time. The day temperature hovered around 20°C for the first time in this season to record a maximum of 20.7°C on 13th December. This temperature is 3°C below the normal and Palam observatory plunged further to 5°C below normal recording 18.2°C. The minimum temperature also slipped to a single digit for the second time in the month to register 8.4°C and 9.4°C respectively, says skymet weather report.

In the wake of heavy snowfall across the hilly states due to the western disturbance, cold air has been sweeping the northern plain extending their reach to Delhi NCR. Though the horizontal visibility appeared better but fog in suspension marred the atmospheric obscurity. With no further significant weather activity over hills and plains of North India in the next few days, the cold conditions are likely to intensify and minimum temperature is expected to drop further by 2-4°C in the next 3-4 days. Dense fog also is likely to engulf many pockets of Delhi NCR during this week.

Delhi maximum temperature was consistently above normal for the first 11 days in a row. It defied the trend earlier displayed in the month of October and November. Against the average minimum temperature of 8.3°C for the month, the city has recorded 2.4°C last year on 28 December which coincidentally was a repeat of 2013 when the same temperature was recorded on 30th December. Cold days are ahead and the second fortnight is likely to take a plunge to 5°C or below especially during the last week between Christmas and New Year.

Due to increasing cold wave conditions in the North, farmers have been alerted and asked to check their crops to prevent them from any damage.

Maximum & Minimum Temperature in India:

Maximum temperatures were above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over North & South Interior Karnataka; at many places over Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Telangana and at isolated places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam while minimum temperatures were markedly above normal (5.0°C or more) at most places over Madhya Pradesh; at many places over Vidarbha, Madhya Maharashtra.

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