As the minimum temperature dropped to 1.8 degrees Celsius in the national capital on Thursday, Delhi was hit by a “gruesome” cold wave with a “dense” fog in the morning. Told that the visibility level was 100 meters in Palam and 201 in Safdarjung due to “dense” to “moderate” fog in the morning. According to IMD, if the visibility level is minus 50 meters, then the fog falls in the category of “extremely dense”, when the visibility level is 51 to 200 meters, it falls under the category of “dense” fog, visibility level. If 201 to 500 meters, the fog falls in the category of “medium” and if the visibility level is between 501 and 1,000, the fog falls in the category of “light”.
The minimum temperature at Safdarjung Observatory was two degrees Celsius, which is five degrees below normal temperature, while on Wednesday it was 3.2 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature was recorded at 19.2 degrees. The Zafarpur, Lodhi Road and Ridge weather stations recorded minimum temperatures of 1.8 degrees, 2.4 degrees and 3.6 degrees Celsius respectively. If four degree Celsius temperature is recorded in the plains, IMD declares a cold wave and if the temperature drops below 2 degree Celsius or even more, a severe cold wave is declared.
Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s Regional Forecast Center, said that colder and drier north / northwest winds from the western Himalayan regions have plunged the temperature in north India. The city recorded 1.1 degree Celsius on January 1, which is the lowest temperature in this month in the last 15 years.
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