December will be the coldest month after 1901
According to the meteorological report, the minimum temperature in Delhi was 5.8 degrees Celsius while the maximum temperature was 13.4 degrees Celsius, which is seven degrees Celsius below normal. Delhi has been experiencing a severe winter for the 13th consecutive day and before this happened in 1997 when it was a cold winter for 17 consecutive days. A department official said that in the last nearly one hundred and twenty years, only four times this cold December has happened.
Cold will still persecute
"The average maximum temperature in December was less than 20 degrees Celsius in 1919, 1929,1961 and 1997," said an official of the India Meteorological Department. In December this year, the average temperature was 19.85 degrees till Thursday and it is likely to fall to 19.15 degrees by December 31. He said that so far December of 1997 was the coldest December after 1901 when the average temperature was recorded at 17.3 degrees Celsius.
118 year record will be broken
According to the meteorologist, since December 14, most areas of Delhi have recorded 13 coldest consecutive days so far. Earlier, such a long period of winter was recorded only in 1997. After 1992, Delhi has had such a prolonged period of cold four times in 1997, 1998, 2004 and 2014. The Meteorological Department has forecast very cold days till December 29. Also, after the change in wind trend early next week, there is some relief.
Night temperatures reached one degree in many places in Rajasthan
According to the released forecast, the cold winter and dense fog conditions will prevail in the northern region as Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, North Madhya Pradesh and most parts of Uttar Pradesh continue with cold day conditions. Night temperatures in many places in Rajasthan have varied from one degree Celsius to five degree Celsius. Winter is in full swing in Shekhawati zone. The temperature reached freezing point in Sikar district on Thursday. Cold conditions may increase in some areas of Rajasthan.