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January harshest winter month for Delhi: 2013 tops the list till now

January 10, 2019 12:02 PM |

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

January is known as the coldest winter month for Delhi and its adjoining regions of Gurugram, Faridabad, Noida and Ghaziabad. In fact, Delhi’s Palam and Safdarjung Observatories have even had a history of recording sub-zero minimum temperatures during the month of January.

Let us now have a look at the average minimum temperatures of the first 10 days of January i.e. January 1 to 10 during the last seven years:


Thus, looking at the above-mentioned table, we can say that, till now 2013 was the coldest month for the first 10 days of January with the least average minimum temperature at 3.8˚C. However, in the past years from 2015 to 2017, minimums remained above normal. But again, since last two years, a decreasing trend has been observed and this year’s average minimum was recorded at 6.5˚C.

Now let us have a look at the lowest minimum temperatures recorded between January 1 and 10, from 2013 to 2019:


According to the above table, we can clearly say that 2013 remained the harshest winter year for January during the winter season. Moreover, facts also state that in 2013, January’s first nine consecutive days recorded minimum temperature less than 5˚C. In fact, out of 31 days, 28 days recorded single digit minimum temperature.

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