New Delhi, State Bureau. Last year in January, the rain broke the record of 122 years and this time the cold of January has broken the record of 10 years. Especially during the last four to five years, the cold has increased in January. At the same time, the rains in January have also started getting more than normal.
The average minimum temperature in January this year has been just 6.6 degrees. Earlier in January 2013 it was recorded 6.1 degree. If you look at the figures, in the last four years, the maximum temperature of January did not go above 26 degrees. Whereas before that in January the temperature used to touch 27 to 28 degrees.
Cold wave lasted for eight days
In January this year, there was the maximum cold wave in a century. There was total outbreak of cold wave for eight days. This is the reason why the average minimum temperature has been so low after a decade. The average minimum temperature this year was just 6.6 degrees. Earlier in 2013 it was at the level of 6.1. Although the normal average minimum temperature is 7.5 degrees.
During the day there was a cold wave only for one day. For this reason, since 2019, it has also been the hottest January in the day. The average maximum temperature of the month was 19.7 degrees. In 2019 it was 21.2 degrees.
Decade Difference Maximum Average Minimum Average
2023 19.7 6.6
2013 19.0 6.1
General 20.1 7.5
Fog once again disturbed on Tuesday
After 24 hours of record rain, fog once again created trouble on Tuesday. Due to this the visibility level was also affected and people were seen driving vehicles with headlights on till around 9 pm. While the visibility level at Safdarjung was 500 meters at 5.30 am, it was only 50 meters at Palam. At 8.30 am, the visibility at Palam remained at 50 meters while it was reduced to 200 meters at Safdarjung.
On the other hand, the maximum temperature on Tuesday was 20.2 degrees. This is two degrees less than normal. And the minimum temperature was 9.9 degrees. This is also two degrees less than normal. The humidity level in the air ranged from 71 to 100 percent.
How will be the weather on February 1
According to the Meteorological Department, the sky will be clear on Wednesday. The wind will blow at a speed of 20 to 30 kilometers per hour. The maximum temperature can remain up to 20 and minimum up to 10 degrees. On the other hand, between February 2 and 6, the maximum temperature will be 21 to 24 degrees and the minimum temperature will be 10 to 11 degrees.
Edited By: Geetarjun
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