Some relief from 'cold day' conditions expected till Jan 1: IMD
A cold day is when the minimum temperature is less than or equal to 10 degrees Celsius below normal and the maximum temperature is at least 4.5 degrees below normal. A severe cold day is when the maximum is 6.5 degrees or more below normal. A 'severe' cold wave is when the minimum temperature dips to two degrees Celsius or the departure from normal is more than 6.4 degrees Celsius.
Dense to very dense fog to continue in Delhi, lowest temperature at Raj's Churu: IMD
The minimum temperatures were recorded in the range of 3-7 degress Celsius over many parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan, west Uttar Pradesh and adjoining northwest Madhya Pradesh. The lowest minimum temperature of 0.5 degrees Celsius was reported at Churu in west Rajasthan. According to the Metrological Department, the cold wave to severe cold wave conditions prevailed in many pockets over Himachal Pradesh and in isolated pockets over Haryana and north Rajasthan on Tuesday.
Cold wave grips Delhi, fog affects visibility slows traffic
"A minimum temperature of 7 degree Celsius was recorded in Delhi," said the Meteorological (MeT) office. The MeT office said that a layer of dense fog and moderate icy cold winds from the North were responsible for this steep fall in temperature.
Cold day to severe cold day conditions prevailed on Monday: IMD
"Today cold wave to severe cold wave conditions prevailed at few places over west Rajasthan and at isolated pockets over east Rajasthan and Haryana and cold wave conditions prevailed at isolated pocket over Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Delhi," the IMD said.
Delhiites wake up to cold, foggy morning
A minimum temperature of 5 degree Celsius, three notches below, was recorded at the Safdarjung observatory while the maximum temperature is likely to settle at 19 degrees," said the weather man.
Cold wave in Delhi for next 2 days, mercury drops in many places in North India
According to the India Meteorological Department, Delhi will continue to be in the grip of a cold wave on Sunday and Monday. In the next 48 hours, the city's temperature may come down to 4 degrees. At the same time, the maximum temperature is expected to be 19 degrees on Sunday and 20 degrees on Monday. The minimum temperature of Delhi was recorded at 5.3 degree Celsius on Sunday morning.
Breathless Kolkata all set to beat Delhi's dismal air pollution record
However, on the environment front, the environmentalists have forecast a grim scenario as they see 2023 approaching with a serious threat for West Bengal. As per them, the pollution levels in Kolkata and some other district towns might reach worsening levels with the likelihood of average air quality index (AQI) in the state capital surpassing that of New Delhi.
No case of BF.7 variant found in Delhi, no need to panic: CM Kejriwal
"Covid cases are rising in China and several other countries. It is the BF.7 variant. We don't have a single case of that variant in Delhi. So there's no need to worry. We are doing genome sequencing. Currently, XBB variant cases are coming in Delhi," he said at a a press briefing after the review meeting.
Dense fog envelops Delhi, flights and trains delayed
The visibility dropped to 500 metres at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) at 5.30 a.m. "Flights are being diverted or are returning to Delhi due to bad weather in Chandigarh, Varanasi, and Lucknow," stated the advisory issued for flyers by Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) on Wednesday. Around 20 trains were delayed due to the thick fog and low visibility that blanketed the national capital this morning at the New Delhi Railway Station.
Dense fog envelopes Delhi, reduces visibility
"The lowest visibility reported at 5:30 hours IST Dated 20.12.2022: Bhatinda: 00; Amritsar: 25; Ganganagar: 25; Patiala: 25; Delhi (Palam): 25; Lucknow: 25; Delhi (SFD): 50; Purnea: 50; Ambala: 200; Agra: 200; Gorakhpur: 300; Bareilly: 500; Patna: 500; Gaya: 500; Kolkata: 500," the India Meteorological Department (IMD) tweeted.