Last Updated: January 19, 2023, 10:27 IST
Cold wave abated in Delhi on Thursday although minimal temperatures remained under regular in most locations, in line with India Meteorological Department.
The metropolis may even see mild rain on Thursday night time, it stated.
The Safdarjung observatory, Delhi’s main climate station, recorded a minimal temperature of 5.6 levels Celsius, two notches under regular.
Delhi noticed a second chilly wave this month with the minimal temperature settling at 2.6 levels Celsius on Wednesday, 2.four levels Celsius on Tuesday and 1.four levels Celsius on Monday.
The metropolis has logged eight chilly wave days in January up to now, essentially the most in the month in at the very least 12 years, in line with knowledge obtainable on the IMD web site. It noticed seven chilly wave days in January 2020 whereas it didn’t document any such day final 12 months.
The metropolis recorded a spell of intense chilly wave from January 5 to 9, the second longest in the month in a decade, in line with IMD knowledge. It has additionally logged over 50 hours of dense fog this month up to now, the very best since 2019.
The meteorological workplace had earlier stated chilly wave circumstances would abate from Thursday or Friday beneath the affect of two western disturbances which are more likely to have an effect on the area in fast succession.
When a western disturbance — a climate system characterised by heat moist winds from the Middle East — approaches a area, the wind path modifications.
Light to average rain and a hailstorm with winds gusting as much as 50 kilometres per hour are predicted to lash northwest India, together with Delhi, on January 23-24 beneath the affect of one other western disturbance.
Delhi has not recorded any rainfall this winter season up to now. The Met division attributed it to the shortage of robust western disturbances in November and December.
Last 12 months, town recorded 82.2 mm of rainfall in January, the very best in the month since 1901.
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