Minimum Temperatures Below Typical in The Majority Of Parts of North India; Delhi Record Low of 8.5 Degrees Celsius
Minimum temperature levels in many parts of northern India stayed below typical on Saturday with the meteorological department anticipating an increase in night temperatures on Monday due to a western disruption approaching the northwest part of the country. The nationwide capital tape-recorded a minimum temperature of 8.5 degrees Celsius on Saturday, a day after the city witnessed its coldest November early morning in 14 years, while the air quality stayed in the “poor” category tape-recording a 24- hour typical AQI of 251.
An AQI in between no and 50 is considered “great”, 51 and 100 “satisfying”, 101 and 200 “moderate”, 201 and 300 “poor”, 301 and 400 “extremely poor”, and 401 and 500 “extreme”. The minimum temperature level was 4 notches below the normal, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD) information.
Kuldeep Srivastava, head of the IMD’s local forecasting centre, said the minimum temperature in Delhi was likely to increase Monday onwards under the impact of a fresh western disturbance. At 7.5 degrees Celsius, Delhi on Friday taped its least expensive minimum temperature level in the month of November since November 29, 2006, when the city taped a low of 7.3 degrees Celsius.
For the plains, the IMD declares a cold wave when the minimum temperature is 10 degrees Celsius or below and is 4.5 notches less than normal for 2 consecutive days. Mahesh Palawat, a specialist at Skymet Weather condition, a private forecasting company, said cold winds blowing from snow-laden western Himalayas have actually led to 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 most likely to increase the minimum temperature by a few notches, he said. Minimum temperature levels dipped across parts of Rajasthan on Saturday with Churu being the coldest in the plains at 5.5 degrees Celsius. The night temperature level in Mount Abu, the sole hill station in the state, was 1 degree Celsius.
Sikar, Pilani, Ajmer, Ganganagar, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Jaipur taped their respective minimums at 6.5 degrees Celsius, 7.9 degrees Celsius, 9.5 degrees Celsius, 10.3 degrees Celsius, 11 degrees Celsius, 11.4 degrees Celsius and 11.6 degrees Celsius respectively. The night temperature level was 12 degrees Celsius in Jaisalmer and 12.7 degrees Celsius in Barmer, according to the meteorological department here.
The optimum and minimum temperature levels remained listed below normal levels in Punjab and Haryana, with the weather condition department forecasting dry weather condition in the 2 states for the next couple of days. Chandigarh, the joint capital of the two states, tape-recorded a high of 22.2 degrees Celsius, four notches below typical.
In Punjab, Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala taped maximum temperatures at 22.2 degrees Celsius, 21.8 degrees Celsius and 23.3 degrees Celsius respectively, up to 5 degrees listed below typical. In Haryana, Ambala taped a high of 21.9 degrees Celsius, 5 notches listed below the typical, while Hisar’s maximum was 23 degrees Celsius, six degrees below normal. Narnaul’s maximum was 26.2 degrees Celsius.
The minimum temperatures too hovered between 1 to 4 degrees below the normal at many places in the 2 states. The weather condition was dry in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday and is likely to stay so for the next 3 days.
Cold conditions continued in Himachal Pradesh with the meteorological department predicting rain and snowfall in the state in the next few days. Manali, Keylong and Kalpa shivered at sub-zero temperatures while Shimla taped a low of 5.1 degrees Celsius.
The minimum temperature in Manali of Kullu district was minus one degree Celsius. Tribal district Lahaul and Spiti’s administrative centre Keylong was taped the coldest location in Himachal Pradesh at minus 3.8 degrees Celsius. Kinnaur’s Kalpa recorded a low of minus 3 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature level in Kufri and Dalhousie were 3.4 degrees Celsius and 3.7 degrees Celsius, respectively.
Rain is likely in the mid hills and snowfall in high hills from November 22 to25 Rainfall is also likely in separated places of plains and low hills of the state on November23 In West Bengal, the weatherman has actually forecast light to moderate rains in southern districts till Sunday as Kolkata experienced rainfall on Saturday morning, bringing down day temperature levels significantly.
Kolkata received 22 mm rains till 8.30 am. The minimum temperature, which was around 22 degrees Celsius on Friday, is likely to fall a few notches in the coming few days. Under the influence of a cyclonic flow over equatorial Indian Ocean and adjacent Southeast Bay of Bengal, a low pressure area has formed over Equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining central parts of South Bay of Bengal, the IMD said.
It is likely to concentrate into a depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal throughout next 48 hours and reach near Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast on November 25 bringing rain and thunderstorm in the region, the weatherman said.
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