Himalayan snow-capped winds shake Delhi, coldest day on Tuesday, mercury drops on Wednesday – Learn how it got so cold in Delhi

The cold snap has begun in and around the capital. The minimum temperature is expected to drop sharply this week, according to the weather department. Extreme levels of fog covered most parts of Delhi-NCR on Tuesday morning. Visibility was very small and it was difficult to see even at a distance of 100 meters. Vehicles have been reduced on the road and lights have to be installed. Mercury is expected to drop in Delhi in the next few days. There may be a melting bone at this point. Let’s find out the reason behind this …

What caused the mercury to fall in Delhi?

In fact, as a result of western instability, the western Himalayan states – Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand – have been experiencing heavy snowfall in the last few days. Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s Regional Meteorological Center, said, “In winter, when active western disturbances pass through the western Himalayan region, it causes a drop in temperature in the whole of northwest India.”

It reached 4.1 degrees in Delhi on Wednesday


As a result, Delhi’s mercury rose to 1.1 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, the lowest temperature in the city this season. It is known that when the minimum temperature in the ground reaches 10 degrees Celsius or less, it releases a cold wave. Not only in Delhi, but also in the Konkan region and Goa, the minimum temperature rose to 3.1 degrees Celsius and five degrees above normal.

Temperatures also rose in the area

This information was given by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). The maximum temperature also dropped to 18.5 degrees Celsius, which is four degrees Celsius above normal. The minimum temperature on Tuesday morning was 1.1 degrees Celsius, five degrees above normal, according to the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides temperature data for the city. Jafarpur recorded a low of 6.6 degrees Celsius.

Will the cold wave increase further?

According to the meteorological department, the temperature in Delhi will drop further. The minimum temperature will remain at 3 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and is expected to remain below five degrees Celsius until Friday. Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s regional forecasting center, said that in small areas like Delhi, if the temperature stays below 10 degrees Celsius for one day or below 4.5 degrees Celsius for two days in a row, a cold wave may be declared. .