Delhi record coldest November in at least 10 years.
The city has recorded a mean least temperature of 10.3 degrees Celsius in this month.
On November 23, Delhi recorded at least 6.3 degrees Celsius.
Absence of strong western disturbances which cause humid winds to blow is also a reason behind the below-normal minimum temperatures
On Sunday, Delhi recorded at least 7 degrees Celsius. This is the seventh day this month that the base temperature stayed under 10 degrees Celsius. The base temperature is probably going to settle around 7 degrees Celsius on Monday too, as indicated by IMD.
On November 23, Delhi recorded at least 6.3 degrees Celsius—it’s most reduced least temperature in the month since November 2003, when the city recorded at least 6.1 degrees Celsius, as indicated by Kuldeep Srivastava, the top of the IMD's territorial forecasting center. The base temperature this month, excepting on November 16, has stayed 2-3 degrees Celsius beneath typical without an overcast cover on most days, as per IMD authorities.
The senior IMD scientist said the minimum temperature is expected to be recorded in single digits in the next three to four days. Delhi has been witnessing a trend of low minimum temperatures due to the absence of cloud cover, he said. Mists trap a portion of the active infrared radiation and transmit it back descending, warming the ground.
There has been snowfall in the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh in the last three to four days, so cold winds from that region have started affecting Delhi’s weather, he said. According to Mahesh Palawat, a climate expert at Skymet Weather, a private forecasting agency, absence of strong western disturbances which cause humid winds to blow is also a reason behind the below-normal minimum temperatures.
The period of October was the coldest in 58 years in the National Capital. The mean least temperature in October this year was 17.2 degrees Celsius, the most reduced since 1962, when it was 16.9 degrees Celsius.