Rain leaves its mark: Delhi gets first ‘severe cold day of season
Hindustan Times|January 25, 2022
A thick fog engulfed neighbouring Noida early on Monday morning.
Jasjeev Gandhiok

NEW DELHI: The rain may have gone, but its effects lingered on Monday, with most parts of Delhi reeling under a biting chill during the day, with the city's base station at Safdarjung recording the season's first “severe cold day as the mercury dropped to 14.8 degrees Celsius. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said it expects cold day conditions to remain in Delhi for the next two days, with a yellow alert” in place for Tuesday and Wednesday.

The minimum temperature on Monday fell to 8°C, from 10.5°C the previous day.

While the maximum temperature at Safdarjung on Monday was seven degrees below normal, Narela was Delhi's coldest spot during the day, with weather gauges clocking out at 13.5°C.

The IMD declares a cold day if the maximum temperature is more than 4.5 degrees below normal, with the minimum also below the 10-degree mark. It classifies a severe cold day” if the maximum is more than 6.5 degrees below normal. A yellow alert is generally issued to warn people about a particular weather event taking place.

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