Cold wave abated in Delhi on Thursday although minimal temperatures remained beneath regular in most locations, based on India Meteorological Department.
The metropolis might even see mild rain on Thursday evening, it mentioned.
The Safdarjung observatory, Delhi’s major climate station, recorded a minimal temperature of 5.6 levels Celsius, two notches beneath regular.
Delhi noticed a second chilly wave this month with the minimal temperature settling at 2.6 levels Celsius on Wednesday, 2.4 levels Celsius on Tuesday and 1.4 levels Celsius on Monday.
The metropolis has logged eight chilly wave days in January to this point, probably the most within the month in no less than 12 years, based on information out there 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 within the month in a decade, based on IMD information. It has additionally logged over 50 hours of dense fog this month to this point, the best since 2019.
The meteorological workplace had earlier mentioned chilly wave situations would abate from Thursday or Friday below 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 course 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 below the affect of one other western disturbance.
Delhi has not recorded any rainfall this winter season to this point. The Met division attributed it to the dearth of sturdy western disturbances in November and December.
Last 12 months, town recorded 82.2 mm of rainfall in January, the best within the month since 1901.
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