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Delhi shivers at 1.9 degrees Celsius, lowest in January in two years | India News

Delhi shivers at 1.9 levels Celsius, lowest in January in two years | Information

New Delhi: The nationwide capital on Sunday (January 8, 2023) continued to reel a extreme chilly wave with the minimal temperature on the Safdarjung Observatory, town’s major climate station, plunging to 1.9 levels Celsius, the bottom in January in two years.

The frosty winds from the snow-clad mountains stored pounding Delhi with the climate stations at Lodhi Street, Ayanagar, Ridge, and Jafarpur recording minimal temperatures of two.8 levels Celsius, 2.6 levels Celsius, 2.2 levels Celsius, and a pair of.8 levels Celsius, respectively.

Delhi | Extreme chilly wave and fog circumstances proceed to prevail within the nationwide capital. Visuals from Kartavya Path
— ANI (@ANI) January 8, 2023

Earlier on Saturday, the Safdarjung observatory had logged a minimal temperature of two.2 levels Celsius, which was stated to be decrease than that of most locations in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

A extreme chilly wave had introduced the minimal temperature all the way down to a numbing 1.5 levels Celsius on the Ridge climate station in central Delhi.

A number of locations within the capital had additionally recorded a most temperature no less than seven notches under regular.

Chilly wave sweeps Haryana and Punjab

The continuing chilly wave additionally swept Haryana and Punjab on Sunday with minimal temperatures hovering under regular limits at most locations.

Hisar in Haryana reeled below extreme chill, recording minimal temperatures of 1.4 levels Celsius. Biting chilly additionally prevailed in Sirsa, which recorded a minimal temperature of three.2 levels Celsius.

Bhiwani recorded a low of 4 levels Celsius, Rohtak 3.8 levels Celsius, Narnaul 3 levels Celsius whereas Ambala’s minimal settled at 4.9 levels Celsius.

In Punjab, extreme chilly swept Adampur, which recorded a low of two.8 levels Celsius whereas Rupnagar additionally reeled below intense chilly recording a low of three.3 levels Celsius.

Bathinda and Gurdaspur reeled below biting chill with minimal temperatures settling at 3.4 and 4.5 levels Celsius respectively.

Ludhiana recorded a low of 5.3 levels Celsius, Patiala 4.3 levels Celsius, Amritsar 6.6 levels Celsius, Pathankot 6.6 levels Celsius, Faridkot 5.6 levels Celsius, whereas Mohali recorded a low of 5.7 levels Celsius.

Chandigarh, the frequent capital of the 2 states, recorded a low of 4.5 levels Celsius.

Kashmir receives mild snowfall

In the meantime, some areas within the increased reaches of Kashmir obtained mild snowfall because the minimal temperature settled near the freezing level at most locations within the Valley. There was a lightweight snowfall in some areas within the increased reaches like Gulmarg and Sonamarg-Zojila axis.

Srinagar recorded a low of minus 0.1 levels Celsius Saturday night time — up from minus 1.4 levels the night time earlier than.

Qazigund, the gateway to the Valley, registered a minimal of minus 1.3 levels Celsius, whereas Kokernag in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 1.6 levels.

The mercury in Kupwara, a frontier district, settled above the freezing level at a low of minus 0.4 levels.

The vacationer resort city of Pahalgam in Anantnag district, which additionally serves as a base camp for the annual Amarnath Yatra, registered a low of minus 1.4 levels Celsius — up from minus 2.8 levels.

The minimal temperature in Gulmarg, the well-known ski resort city in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, recorded minus 3.4 levels Celsius.

Kashmir, notably, is at the moment below the grip of ‘Chilla-i-Kalan’, the 40-day harshest climate interval when the probabilities of snowfall are most and most frequent.

‘Chilla-i-Kalan’ begins on December 21 and ends on January 30.

The chilly wave, nevertheless, continues even after that with a 20-day-long ‘Chilla-i-Khurd’ (small chilly) and a 10-day-long ‘Chilla-i-Bachha’ (child chilly) following it.

(With PTI inputs)