- Temperatures are expected to rise in the coming days in Delhi
- Kanpur recorded a low of zero degrees today at 7am
- Delhi saw its coldest day in 119 years on Monday
A day after dense fog enveloped New Delhi, delaying hundreds of flights and leading to several diversions and cancellations, the India Meteorological Department on Tuesday said that the cold wave will subside till January 4 as the temperatures are expected to rise in the coming days.
Delhi's maximum temperature was recorded at 11 degrees Celsius and minimum temperature was recorded at 3 degrees Celsius.
Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur recorded a low of zero degrees today at 7:00 am in the morning. Meanwhile, a 100-year-old record was broken by UP's Bahraich where the minimum temperature was 0.2 degree, private weather agency Skymet said. The earlier record was 1.7 degrees Celsius on December 29 in 1913.
In the evening, the city is likely to witness light showers. Manish Palawat, Chief Meteorologist, Skymet said," Today the moderate winds from the east are instrumental for pushing the fog towards Haryana and Punjab. Yesterday was the coldest day and we expect the temperature to go up to 13 to degrees Celsius. Light showers are expected tonight."
The pollution level of the national capital remained in the ''severe'' category with air quality index (AQI) crossing 430 mark today, prompting System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) to advise people to avoid outdoor activities.
Dense fog was seen in many parts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. While moderate to dense fog was witnessed in parts of Punjab, Chandigarh and West Rajasthan.
♦ Shallow to moderate Fog observed over Delhi-NCR.— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) December 31, 2019
♦ Very Dense Fog in many pockets over East UP; Dense Fog in many pockets over Bihar; Moderate to Dense Fog in many pockets over Punjab, Chandigarh, West Rajasthan; in isolated pockets over Haryana, West UP and northwest MP. pic.twitter.com/UiUacO7acz
The national capital experienced a record-breaking cold day on Monday as the temperature fell to its lowest in 119 years, making it the coldest day since 1901, weather agency India Meteorological Department announced.
A severe cold wave in the national capital has also prompted a "red" warning from the weather office after the temperature on Saturday morning was recorded at 2.8 degrees Celsius at the Lodhi Road observatory.
The average maximum temperature this month is likely to be 19.15 degrees Celsius. If it happens, then it will be the coldest December since 1997 when it was 17.3 degrees Celsius, and the second-coldest December since 1901.
Only on four occasions between 1901 and 2018, the average maximum temperature for December has been either equal to or less than 20 degrees Celsius in 1919, 1929, 1961 and 1997.
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