Delhi-NCR weather update: Cold wave set to hit capital, temperature may drop to 3 degrees Celsius
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday tweeted that Delhi may witness a minimum of 3-4 degrees Celsius between January 16 and 18 but won’t go below 0 degrees. Isolated pockets may witness a minimum of around 2 degrees.
The weather agency stated that the cold wave will hit Delhi and parts of the NCR in the coming week. According to IMD, the national capital’s minimum temperature could drop significantly.
The weather agency said that it is expected that the temperature at Delhi Ridge may settle at 3 degrees Celsius on Tuesday and Wednesday.
People have been urged to stay inside for a few days and refrain from outdoor activities as the cold wave has returned to Delhi and the National Capital Region. In addition, chilly winds from the north have already caused a significant drop in temperature in regions like Rajasthan and Gujarat.
The minimum temperature in the national capital on Saturday settled at 10.2 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season’s average, while the maximum temperature was recorded at 18.4 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average, it said.
The Meteorological Department had predicted in the past that Delhi would get some relief from the severe cold this week. This week, Delhi also witnessed a few clear days and respite from the dense fog, though the AQI remained poor.
An AQI between zero and 50 is considered good, 51 and 100 satisfactory, 101 and 200 moderate, 201 and 300 poor, 301 and 400 very poor, and 401 and 500 severe.