Slight respite from cold wave in Delhi; Sikar mercury drops to -4.5 degrees Celsius


The people of the national capital saw a slight respite from cold wave conditions on Tuesday. 

Safdarjung and Palam recorded a minimum temperature of 4.6 degrees and 6.0 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. 

Earlier on Monday, Delhi witnessed its lowest January temperature since 2021, with Safdarjung at 1.4 degrees and Lodhi Road at 1.6 degrees Celsius. 

“Temperature at 0530 hrs IST Dated 17.01.2023: Delhi: Safdarjung-4.6 Deg Cent, Tendency-(+0.4 Deg. Cent.); Palam- 6.0 Deg Cent., Tendency- (-1.0 Deg. Cent.),” IMD tweeted. 

“Visibility (<=500 m) recorded at 0530 hours IST of today, 17.01.2023 Haryana: Hissar-50; Bihar: Gaya-200; Tripura: Kailashahar-50; Odisha: Goplalpur-200; ” Delhi “: Palam-500; Safdarjung: 1000; Uttarakhand: Dehradun-500; Bihar: Purnea-500,” IMD tweeted.

Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department of India has predicted that two western disturbances will affect northwest India on January 18 and 20.

According to the IMD press release, “Minimum temperatures are very likely to fall further about 2°C over many parts of Northwest India till 17th January morning; no significant change till 18th and rise by 4-6°C during 19th-21st January 2023. Fall in minimum temperatures by 2-4°C very likely over many parts of East India till the 18th and no significant change thereafter. No significant change in minimum temperatures is very likely over Gujarat state by the 18th and rise by 2-4°C thereafter. No significant change in minimum temperatures over the rest parts of northern India during next 4-5 days.”

Moreover, the unabated cold wave was seen in Sikar, where the minimum temperature was minus 4.5 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. 

However, between 18 January and 19 January, many or some parts of Rajasthan, Punjab, and Haryana, as well as Chandigarh and Delhi, will experience a cold wave or severe cold wave conditions.