The national capital looks like heading for coldest November of the decade or even beyond. The average minimum temperature of Delhi as recorded at the base observatory Safdarjung was 10.4 degrees between 01st November and 27th November. The monthly average for November stands at 12.9 degrees which is higher by a margin of 2.5 degrees. Remaining 3 days of November will have the minimum temperature going to single-digit and dropping daily by about a degree or so. The month of November for Delhi may end up with a mean minimum temperature of 10.2 degrees which will be the lowest of the last decade.
The earlier month of October 2020 was the coldest in 58 years in the national capital. The mean minimum temperature recorded was 17.2 degrees, lowest since 1962 when it was 16.9 degrees. The average monthly minimum temperature for October is measured at 19.1 degrees. This also means that November margin (appx 2.7 degrees) may overtake the earlier record of October (1.9 degrees).
The month of November 2020 was earlier also in the news for recording the lowest minimum of last 17 years. The minimum temperature was 6.3 degrees on 23 November 2020 and fell short by a whisker beating the earlier record of 6.1 deg on 29 November 2003. November 2020 has already clocked 6 days of single-digit temperature and is going to end up with record 9 days, a rare feat to achieve. The month is heading for series of meteorological records difficult to match for many years to come.