Delhi Experiences Coldest Day In 22 Yrs, Further Dip In Temperature Likely

Publish On: 18 Dec, 2019 03:59 PM | Updated   |   Sj Desk  

New Delhi: The national capital is home to different cultures, different tastes, different eras, and different weathers. If you are living in Delhi, you most likely have a tank top and a thick fur jacket in your wardrobe because the city has very hot summers and very cold winters. In between the extreme weather, it stays pleasant for a while where people liking/hating either weather can enjoy without bickering about "how hot it is" or "how cold it is". 

After experiencing its coldest day in over 22 years, the city continues to shiver as the temperature is likely to further drop with cold winds from snow-clad regions blowing in with the north-westerly winds.

As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the temperature on Tuesday night nearly touched 9 degrees Celsius. The difference between the maximum and the minimum temperature dipped to 1.8 degrees, making the day the coldest since 1997. The maximum temperature was 12.2 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature on Tuesday was recorded 10.4 degrees Celsius.

“Today (Wednesday) similar conditions are likely to prevail. The low cloud cover will not allow sunlight to reach the ground and keep the day cold,” said Kuldeep Srivastava head of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional weather forecasting centre.

Brace yourselves for really cccooolldd winters as scientists have issued a warning that an impending western disturbance on December 18 will bring rain and snowfall in many states in north India, therefore bringing Delhi's temperature further down. 

Delhi is hell-bent on making us feel like its Christmas!