Hyderabad: As monsoon gave way for winter in many parts of India, parts of North India, including Delhi, faced severe cold. The national capital observed its longest and frigid day since 1997. This is likely to continue over northern parts of India until Thursday, December 26, alongside dense fog.
The Indian Meteorological Department recorded maximum temperature at stations like Delhi-Safdarjung as 17.2 °c and the departure temperature (recorded at 5.30 pm) is – 4.4 °c. In Delhi’s Palam, it was a maximum of 15 °c, and the departure was – 6.5 °c.
Moving to Punjab, Amritsar recorded 11 °c and –9 °c, while Ludhiana faced 11.6 °c and – 8.5 °c. In Patiala, the maximum temperature was 12.4 °c, and the departure was –7.7 °c.
In Rajasthan, the difference between the maximum temperature and the departure is quite frightening. Bikaner faced a maximum of 20.5 °c, and the departure was –3.7 °c, while Jaipur had a maximum temperature of 19.4 °c and departure of – 4 °c.
Hisar of Haryana dealt with a maximum 12.2 °c and a departure of –9.6 °c, while Chandigarh faced a maximum of 13.4 °c and departure was the same as that of Hisar.
In Uttar Pradesh, Meerut dealt with a maximum of 16.4 °c and the departure was – 6.1 °c. At the same time, in Lucknow, the maximum temperature was 15.5 °c and the departure was – 8 °c.
In Jammu, the max temperature was 13.7°c, and the departure is of – 6.5°c. Himachal Pradesh’s Kalpa faced a maximum of 5.2°c, and the departure was – 1.3°c, presenting one of the better temperature transitions in the list. Bihar’s Patna dealt with a maximum temperature of 21.8°c, and the departure was – 1.9°c, demonstrating another frightening temperature gap.