New Delhi (NVI): The minimum temperature in Delhi dropped as low as 1.1 degrees Celsius on New Year’s morning, the season’s lowest temperature so far, according to IMD.
The Indian Metrological Department (IMD) said the temperature of 1.1 degrees Celsius this morning was recorded at Safdarjung observatory, which provides representative data for the city.
“Very dense fog and zero visibility was also recorded at around 6 am, visibility currently below 200 meters at Palam and Safdarjung,” IMD’s weather bulletin said.
However, the national capital on Thursday recorded the second lowest minimum temperature at 3.3 degrees Celsius, as per the IMD data.
According to the Met department, the minimum temperature would start rising under the influence of an intense western disturbance which would also affect northwest India from January 2 to January 6. The minimum temperature is predicted to rise to 8 degrees Celsius by January 4-5.
In addition to this, light rain is expected in Delhi under the influence of the western disturbance from January 3 to 5. This would also lead to moderate snow in the western Himalayan region, the IMD said.
The Met department further said that over the last couple of days, several areas in Northwestern plain have recorded sub-zero or near 0-degree Celsius minimum temperatures.
On Thursday night, Hisar and Narnaul in Haryana recorded -1.2 degrees and 0.5 degrees Celsius respectively. “Churu in west Rajasthan also recorded -1.3 degrees, Pantnagar in Uttarakhand, Una in Himachal Pradesh recorded 0.1 degrees and 0.5 degrees Celsius respectively,” IMD stated.