Delhiites woke up to the coldest morning of the season so far as the temperature dropped down to 4.1 degrees Celsius.
Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city, recorded 5 degrees below normal temperature this morning.
However, Delhi’s Jafarpur recorded a temperature of 3.6 degrees Celsius, while weather stations at Ayanagar and Lodhi Road recorded a minimum temperature of 4 and 4.2 degrees Celsius respectively, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Significant to note, a cold wave is declared when the minimum temperature is 10 degrees Celsius or below and is 4.5 degrees less than the normal temperature for at least two consecutive days.
“However, for small areas such as Delhi, a cold wave can be declared if the criteria is fulfilled even for a day,” head of IMD’s regional forecasting centre, Kuldeep Srivastava said.
Moreover, the maximum temperature in Delhi had dropped to 19.4 degrees Celsius on Monday, which is four degrees below the normal temperature.
Last month, Delhi witnessed the coldest November morning since 2003 as the minimum temperature dipped to 6.3 degrees Celsius.