At 4.1 degrees Celsius, the minimum temperature at Safdarjung Observatory, which provides handbook records for the city, was as soon as five notches under regular on Tuesday morning.
NEW DELHI: A cold wave gripped Delhi on Tuesday (December 15) as cold winds blowing from the snow-lined western Himalayas brought the minimum temperature appropriate down to 4.1 degrees Celsius, the lowest in the city this season prior to now, the India Meteorological Division (IMD) mentioned.
For the plains, the IMD publicizes a cold wave when the minimum temperature is 10 degrees Celsius or under and is 4.5 notches no longer up to the regular for two consecutive days. “Nevertheless, for little areas much like Delhi, a cold wave is also declared if the criteria is fulfilled even for a day,” Kuldeep Srivastava, the highest of the IMD’s regional forecasting centre, mentioned.
At 4.1 degrees Celsius, the minimum temperature at Safdarjung Observatory, which provides handbook records for the city, was as soon as five notches under regular on Tuesday morning. At Jafarpur, the mercury dipped to three.6 degrees Celsius. The Ayanagar and Lodhi Road weather stations recorded at the least 4 degrees Celsius and 4.2 degrees Celsius respectively, the IMD mentioned.
On Monday, the utmost temperature in the nationwide capital had dropped to 19.4 degrees Celsius, four notches under regular and the lowest prior to now this month, as cold winds swept the city.
The air quality has additionally improved to the “common” category attributable to the solid winds.
Town’s air quality index (AQI) was as soon as 190 at 10 am. The 24-hour common AQI was as soon as 160 on Monday, 305 on Sunday and 356 on Saturday.
An AQI between zero and 50 is conception to be ‘true’, 51 and 100 ‘helpful’, 101 and 200 ‘common’, 201 and 300 ‘uncomfortable’, 301 and 400 ‘very uncomfortable’, and 401 and 500 ‘severe’.