Amar Ujala Network, New Delhi
Published by: Dushyanth Sharma
Updated Saturday, 18 December 2021 05:40 AM IST
Due to the cold winds coming from the north, the mercury drops rapidly.
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According to the Meteorological Department, the minimum temperature on Friday was 7.7 degrees Celsius and the maximum was 20.4 degrees Celsius, two below normal. The cold increased as the day temperature dropped. The Lodi Road area in Delhi recorded the coldest temperature at 6.1 degrees Celsius.
Apart from this, the minimum temperature was recorded at 6.6 degrees Celsius in Ayanagar, 7.8 degrees Celsius in Gurugram and 10.2 degrees Celsius in Noida. According to Skymet weather chief meteorologist Mahesh Palawat, winter is constantly increasing due to cold winds coming from the north. Mercury will drop rapidly over the next two days and winters are likely to be recorded. This further enhances the feeling of cold.
According to Palawat, in winter, the minimum temperature in the plains is 10 degrees Celsius below normal and four and a half degrees Celsius. In such a situation a cold wave is declared. However, there has not been a single winter so far this season. On December 12, the minimum temperature dropped to 6.4 degrees Celsius, the lowest temperature of the season.