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New Delhi, Jan 14: Several components of Delhi reeled below a “extreme” chilly wave and witnessed “dense” fog on Thursday because the nationwide capital recorded minimal temperature of 2 degrees Celsius.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the visibility ranges dropped to 100 metres at Palam and 201 metres at Safdarjung due to “dense” to “reasonable” fog in the morning.
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According to the IMD, “very dense” fog is when visibility is between 0 and 50 metres. In case of “dense” fog, visibility is between 51 and 200 metres, “reasonable” 201 and 500 metres, and “shallow” 501 and 1,000 metres.
The Safdarjung Observatory, which supplies consultant knowledge for town, recorded a minimal of 2 degrees Celsius, 5 notches under regular, as in opposition to 3.2 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.
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The climate stations at Lodhi Road and Ridge recorded a minimal of 2.4 and three.6 degrees Celsius, respectively. In the plains, the IMD declares a chilly wave if the minimal temperature dips to 4 degrees Celsius. A extreme chilly wave is when the minimal is 2 degrees Celsius or much less.
Cold and dry northerly/northwesterly winds from the western Himalayas have been barreling via the plains, bringing the minimal temperature in north India down, Kuldeep Srivastava, the pinnacle of the IMD’s regional forecasting centre stated.
On January 1, town had recorded a minimal of 1.1 degrees Celsius, lowest for the month in 15 years.