Delhi witnesses coldest November in 71 years, says IMD

Delhi witnesses coldest November in 71 years, says IMD

New Delhi: The November of 2020 was the coldest within the nationwide capital in 71 years, with the imply minimal temperature dropping to 10.2 levels Celsius, in response to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Delhi had recorded a imply minimal temperature of 10.2 levels Celsius in November 1949. The imply minimal temperature for November was 9.6 levels Celsius in 1938; 9 levels Celsius in 1931 and eight.9 levels Celsius in 1930, in response to IMD knowledge.

Normally, the imply minimal temperature for the month of November is 12.9 levels Celsius. It was 15 levels Celsius on 2019, 13.Four levels Celsius in 2018 and 12.eight levels Celsius each in 2017 and 2016.

Also, the month of October this 12 months was the coldest in 58 years within the nationwide capital. The imply minimal temperature in October this 12 months was 17.2 levels Celsius, the bottom since 1962 when it was 16.9 levels Celsius.

Delhi additionally braved 4 chilly waves in November — on the third, 20th, 23rd and 24th.

For the plains, the IMD declares a chilly wave when the minimal temperature is 10 levels Celsius or under and is 4.5 notches lower than regular for 2 consecutive days.

“However, for small areas such as Delhi, a cold wave can be declared if the criteria is fulfilled even for a day,” Kuldeep Srivastava, the pinnacle of the IMD’s regional forecasting centre, stated.

On Monday, Delhi recorded a minimal of 6.9 levels Celsius. This is the eighth day this month that the minimal temperature remained under 10 levels Celsius.

On November 23, Delhi recorded a minimal of 6.Three levels Celsius, it is within the month since November 2003, when town recorded a low of 6.1 levels Celsius,” in response to Srivastava.

The minimal temperature this month, barring on November 16, has remained 2-Three diploma Celsius under regular within the absence of a cloud cowl on most days, in response to IMD officers.

Clouds lure a few of the outgoing infrared radiation and”radiate it again downward, warming the bottom.

The distinguished wind course remained westerly-northwesterly on many of the days. These winds blow from snowcapped western Himalayas in direction of the plains. Another cause for the below-normal temperatures is La Nina, a phenomenon related to the cooling of Pacific waters and an antithesis to El Nino.”

“Currently, Sea Surface Temperatures are below normal over central and eastern equatorial the Pacific Ocean and moderate La Nina conditions are prevailing over the equatorial Pacific Ocean. The latest forecast indicates that the moderate La Nina conditions are likely to continue at least till the end of the winter season,” the IMD stated.

The impression of La Nina was seen as 2020 witnessed above regular monsoon with 9 per cent extra rainfall this 12 months. 


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