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Know the reason behind unusual drop in the day temperatures in Delhi

December 31, 2019 7:47 PM |

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Monday saw day maximums in Delhi to record low at 9.4 degree Celsius, which was 11 degrees below the normal average. With this, Delhi winters shattered century old records, making it the lowest day temperature recorded in the city since 1901.

Well, this was much against the prediction and took weathermen by complete surprise. According to weathermen, due to the change in the wind pattern, meteorologists had predicted slight rise. But what happened was complete opposite to it. In spite of rising, day maximum in Delhi saw significant drop on Monday.

Like always, Monday too started with dense fog, which was expected to be lifted as the day progressed. However, winds remained extremely calm during the day time despite changing the direction, which did not let the fog disperse and restricted the sun rays from reaching the earth surface. With fog persisting throughout the day, temperatures decreased significantly.

Also, easterly winds are usually warmer and moist in nature. However, with severe cold wave prevalent in Uttar Pradesh as well, winds coming from there were also chilly. Thus, winds coming from the either side of Delhi were chilly, which did not the temperatures rise.

However, easterly winds have now taken over completely over the national capital. As per weathermen, an active Western Disturbance is approaching Jammu and Kashmir, which is also likely to induce a cyclonic circulation over the northern plains of Rajasthan. With this, wind pattern has changed and as a result, we saw temperatures increasing on Tuesday, with day maximum settling at 15 degree Celsius.

By Wednesday evening, we would see clouding engulfing the city. With this, we would see much relief from the ongoing biting chill. There are also chances of light rains, which might continue till Jnauary 2. Thus, cold wave would abate and cold day conditions would also dissipate thereafter.

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