Delhi Data Coldest February Day in 19 Years As Chilly Winds, Rain Make the Capital Shiver; Extra Moist Climate In Retailer


Rain drenched parts of Delhi amid the prevailing cold conditions this January. (Tarun Rawat/TOI, BCCL, Delhi)

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(Tarun Rawat/TOI, BCCL, Delhi)

Friday, February 4: Components of Northwest India have been shivering beneath chilly circumstances all through the winter interval, and as issues presently stand, an finish doesn’t look like wherever shut on the horizon. The area has entered February on a cold observe — a lot so, that the nationwide capital has already set a climate document on the third day of the month.

On Thursday, February 3, Delhi’s most temperature plummeted to 14.4°C — 8°C under its regular for this time of the yr. Close by places adopted an analogous sample on Thursday, with locations like Lodhi Highway, Aya Nagar, Narela, Mayur Vihar and Noida all recording temperatures under 15°C.

By February, Delhi’s temperatures begin rising nicely above the 20°C mark. The truth is, simply on Wednesday, the capital metropolis had logged a max temperature of twenty-two.4°C.

The sudden drop on Thursday was possible attributable to a mix of chilly to extreme chilly day circumstances in remoted pockets, mild rains and robust winds as much as 30-40 kmph.

In response to the India Meteorological Division (IMD), this was the coldest February day for Delhi within the final 19 years, because the final time the daytime mercury ranges settled so low was again in 2003, at 14.3°C.

General, February 3, 2022, was additionally the fourth coldest February day since recordkeeping started, behind February 1, 1970 (12.3°C), February 21, 1954 (13.9°C) and February 1, 2003 (14.3°C).

Delhi’s climate outlook for the approaching days

5-days precipitation accumulation from Friday to Tuesday. (TWC Met Team)

5-days precipitation accumulation from Friday to Tuesday.

(TWC Met Crew)

The capital is prone to proceed experiencing remoted to scattered mild or moderate-intensity rainfall together with partly cloudy skies on Friday. As for the mercury ranges, the daytime temperatures will settle at 17°C, whereas the minimal might drop all the way down to 9°C.

Dense fog can also blanket remoted pockets of Delhi through the evening and morning hours till Saturday.

The aforementioned meteorological circumstances will maintain the landlocked capital well-ventilated, successfully bettering its total air high quality. As per the System of Air High quality and Climate Forecasting And Analysis (SAFAR), Delhi’s AQI will possible fall at 176, within the ‘reasonable’ class.

As for the upcoming week, the IMD’s seven-day forecast has indicated that Delhi’s daytime temperatures will stay above 15°C. The moist spell can also be anticipated to proceed, as a recent feeble western disturbance will begin impacting the area from Sunday, February 6.

In the meantime, because the starting of 2022, Delhi has notched a ‘giant extra’ quantity of rainfall at 89.5, as in comparison with its long-term common for the interval between January 1 and February 3.

Again-to-back western disturbances, which deliver moist circumstances alongside the northern half of the nation throughout this time of the yr, contributed to this above-average precipitation. And this development might nicely proceed for the whole thing of February, with the IMD’s month-to-month forecast predicting a 21% extra rainfall over Northwest India all through the month.

(With inputs from IANS)


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