At 7.6 degrees, Delhi records lowest minimum of decade; cold wave arrives

At 7.6 degrees, Delhi records lowest minimum of decade; cold wave arrives

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Delhi recorded season’s lowest minimum temperature of 8.4°C today

Delhi Winters have arrived, and residents could not have asked for more. In fact, each day, the minimum temperature has been dropping by a few notches. The national capital has been witnessing minimums in single digit for the past three days.

Today, the night temperature in Delhi dropped even more and has settled at a new low. In fact, the Safdarjung observatory recorded its minimum at a mere 7.6 Degrees. This minimum happens to be the lowest in a decade for the month of November. The minimum is about four degrees below the normal levels, which has resulted in coldwave conditions across the city.

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The last time the observatory recorded such low minimum during this month was in the year 2009 on November 28 when the temperature had settled at 7.9 degrees. The Palam observatory also recorded single digit minimum at 9.5 degrees.

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These low minimums can be attributed to the cold and dry northwesterly winds blowing from the snow-clad mountains of the Western Himalayan region. These winds will continue to blow in the same manner until November 27. Thus, minimum temperatures will remain on the lower side.

Meanwhile, the maximum temperature will remain in the comfortable range and settled in the mid-20s.

Around November 28, a Western Disturbance will make an appearance over the Western Himalayas. Thus, winds will change direction and start blowing from the southwest direction. During that time, a slight increase in minimums is expected. Pollution levels may also see a rise during this time.

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