Mercury Below Normal in Punjab and Haryana; Delhi Records Lowest Temperature in November in 14 Years
Temperatures were substantially below typical at lots of places in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi on Friday, with the nationwide capital recording a minimum of 7.5 degrees Celsius, the lowest in the month of November in 14 years. It is Delhi’s most affordable minimum temperature in November since November 29, 2006, when the city taped a minimum of 7.3 degrees Celsius, stated Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the IMD’s local forecasting centre.
The city was also on the edge of a cold wave, the first this season. For the plains, the IMD declares a cold wave when the minimum temperature is 10 degrees Celsius or listed below and is 4.5 notches less than regular for 2 consecutive days.
” The requirements has been fulfilled on Friday. We will state a cold wave in Delhi if the circumstance persists on Saturday,” Srivastava said. Delhi had tape-recorded the lowest minimum temperature level of 11.5 degrees Celsius last year, 10.5 degrees Celsius in 2018 and 7.6 degrees Celsius in 2017 in the month of November.
The all-time record for the lowest minimum temperature in November is 3.9 degrees Celsius recorded on November 28,1938 Mahesh Palawat, an expert at Skymet Weather, a private forecasting firm, said cold winds blowing from snow-laden western Himalayas have resulted in a dip in the mercury and a similar circumstance will continue till Saturday.
A fresh Western Disturbance is approaching northwest India on November23 It is likely to increase the minimum temperature by a few notches, he said. The minimum temperature level this month, disallowing on November 16, has remained 2-3 degree Celsius below typical in the absence of a cloud cover, according to IMD authorities.
Clouds trap some of the outgoing infrared radiation and radiate it back downward, warming the ground. Cold wave continued in Himachal Pradesh with tourist locations Keylong and Kalpa shivering at listed below no degrees Celsius, the Meteorological Department said.
Tribal district Lahaul and Spiti’s administrative centre Keylong was tape-recorded as the coldest location in the state at minus 5 degrees Celsius, Shimla Met Centre Director Manmohan Singh stated. Kalpa in Kinnaur district tape-recorded a low of minus 2 degrees Celsius, he added.
The minimum temperature level in Manali, Dalhousie and Kufri was taped at 0.4, 3.2 and 3.9 degrees Celsius respectively, Singh said. He stated Shimla tape-recorded a low of 5 degrees Celsius.
The weather in the state remained dry on Friday, Singh stated. Night temperatures have dipped in a number of areas of Rajasthan, with Mount Abu, the only hill station in the state, tape-recording a low of 2 degrees Celsius, the meteorological department said here on Friday. Churu taped a minimum temperature of 5.7 degrees Celsius, Sikar 6 degrees Celsius, Pilani 7.1 degrees Celsius, Sriganganagar 9.8 degrees Celsius and Bikaner taped a low of 10 degrees Celsius, it added.
The maximum temperatures recorded in the majority of the cities were 30 degrees Celsius or lower, a weather department official said. The department’s forecast said night temperatures were likely to fall further in the next 24 hours. In Haryana and Punjab, the optimum and minimum temperatures hovered below normal limits.
Chandigarh, the typical capital of the 2 states, recorded a high of 23.5 degrees Celsius, 3 notches below normal, according to the Meteorological Department here. In Haryana, Ambala recorded a high of 23.8 degrees Celsius, down three notches versus typical while Hisar’s maximum settled at 23.7 degrees Celsius, 5 degrees below normal.
Karnal signed up a high of 23.2 degrees Celsius, 4 notches below the season’s average. In Punjab, Amritsar recorded a high of 22.4 degrees Celsius, while Ludhiana signed up a maximum of 23.2 degrees Celsius, both 4 notches second-rate.
Patiala’s optimum settled at 24.6 degrees Celsius, 4 notches below normal limits. On the other hand, the minimum temperature levels hovered one to 3 notches listed below normal at a lot of locations in the two states.
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