Dense fog and numbing chilly gripped Delhi on New Year’s Day because the mercury plummeted to 1.1 levels Celsius, the bottom in 15 years. The minimal of 1.1 levels Celsius was recorded by the Safdarjung Observatory, which offers consultant knowledge for the town, the climate division mentioned.
On January 8, 2006, the town had recorded a minimal of 0.2 diploma Celsius.
The lowest minimal temperature recorded in January final 12 months was 2.Four levels Celsius, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) mentioned.
Kuldeep Srivastava, the pinnacle of the IMD’s regional forecasting centre, advised NDTV that “very dense” fog lowered visibility to “zero” metres at Safdarjung and Palam at 6 am. Mr Srivastava mentioned the minimal temperature will begin rising from tomorrow below the affect of an “intense” western disturbance which is able to have an effect on northwest India from January 2 to January 6. The minimal temperature is predicted to rise to eight levels Celsius by January 4-5.
“The minimum temperature of 1.1 degrees Celsius is the coldest in 15 years. In 2006, the temperature dipped to 0.2 degrees Celsius. Cold wave conditions will persist today but the temperature will rise from tomorrow,” Mr Srivastava mentioned.
According to the IMD, “very dense” fog is when visibility is between Zero and 50 metres. In case of “dense” fog, visibility is between 51 and 200 metres, “moderate” 201 and 500 metres, and “shallow” 501 and 1,000 metres.
Delhi recorded a minimal of three.three levels Celsius on Thursday. At 15.2 levels Celsius, the town recorded the season’s lowest most temperature on December 18.
With inputs from companies
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