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Delhi breaks 22-yr record of highest Dec rain in 24-hour
Saturday, 14 December 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI


Delhi breaks 22-yr record of highest Dec rain in 24-hour


The national Capital recorded its highest 24-hour December rainfall since 1997 on Friday, MeT officials said.
The Safdarjung Observatory recorded 33.5 mm rainfall, the second highest after 70 mm in December 1997.

The Palam weather station registered an all-time December high of 40.2 mm in the last 24 hours. It had measured 33.7 mm rainfall on December 3, 1997, the officials said.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its weekly weather forecast said foggy days will start from Saturday. “Moderate to dense fog from December 14 to December 19,” MeT updated in Regional Weather Forecast for Delhi.
For the next week, minimum temperature will remain at 8 degrees Celsius and maximum will fluctuate between 18 and 20 degrees Celsius.
With abnormal rainfall, Delhi’s air quality improved to “moderate” category after many days. However, the air quality may relapse to “very poor” level from December 16, SAFAR said.
According to Rajender Jenamani, Met Scientist for Delhi airport, December 12 thunderstorm caused diversion of 47 flights. “Delhi airport has never seen such high number of diversion in December in last 25 years.

Delhi breaks 22-yr record of highest Dec rain in 24-hour
 

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Delhi records highest December rain in 22 years on Friday

  • Posted: Dec 14, 2019 10:32 AM (IST)
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Delhi records highest December rain in 22 years on Friday


The heavy rainfall and high-velocity winds in the national capital led to a significant improvement in the city's air quality. Source: Tribune photo.

New Delhi, December 14

Northern plains received widespread rains while hills witnessed snowfall on Friday, throwing life out of gear in some places in the higher reaches and cutting off the Kashmir Valley from the rest of the country, with Delhi recording highest 24-hour December precipitation in 22 years.
The heavy rainfall and high-velocity winds in the national capital led to a significant improvement in the city's air quality.
The Safdarjung Observatory, figures of which are considered official for the city, recorded 33.5 mm rainfall, the second highest after 70 mm in December 1997, till 5:30 pm. The all-time high of 75.5 mm was recorded on December 3, 1923.
Meanwhile, the Palam weather station registered an all-time December high of 40.2 mm in the last 24 hours. It had gauged 33.7 mm rainfall on December 3, 1967, officials said.
Delhi recorded a low of 12.8 degrees Celsius and a high of 21.5 degrees Celsius, which was two notches below normal.

The season's first snowfall in Shimla, Nainital and Mussoorie cheered up locals and tourists.
Uttarakhand's popular hill stations got wrapped in a blanket of snow. The snowfall also continued in the upper reaches of the state, including Kedarnath, Badrinath, Auli, Yamunotri and Gangotri.
With places like Rudraprayag, Dehradun, Tehri, Pauri, Uttarkashi, Almora, Bagehswar and Pithorgarh being continuously lashed by rains for the last a few days, the whole state is in the grip of cold wave.
The cold wave and rains have forced authorities to keep schools in most parts of the hill state closed. The state transport authorities on Friday said various stretches of national and state highways have been blocked.
The famous Vaishno Devi shrine atop Trikuta hills experienced the season's first snowfall as moderate to heavy snow and rains lashed wide parts of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh for the second consecutive day on Friday disrupting normal life, officials said.

Snow ranging from five inches to over three feet has accumulated at various places, especially in Kashmir, which remained cut-off from the rest of the country following the closure of the Jammu-Srinagar national highway for a second day and cancellation of all flights to and from the Srinagar airport for the seventh day, they said.
The officials said the first snowfall of the season at the Vaisno Devi shrine in Reasi forced suspension of the helicopter service to the pilgrim site. However, the pilgrims continued their journey by foot to pay their obeisance at the shrine.
Besides Bhawan, Bahiron Ghati, Sanjichhat and Himkoti and the serpentine route in the shrine area received nearly one feet of snow till this afternoon, they said.
Leh in Ladakh was the coldest recorded place with a minimum of minus 10.4 degrees Celsius, followed by Drass in Kargil district at minus 6.6 degrees Celsius. The high altitude areas of Kargil, including Zojilla along the 434-km Srinagar-Leh national highway, recorded heavy snowfall, the officials said.
Most places in Uttar Pradesh also received light to moderate rainfall and thundershowers on Friday bringing down the mercury in the state. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to make arrangements for bonfires and other facilities at government shelter homes.

Shahjahanpur and Sambhal received a rainfall of 8 cm each, followed by Meja (7 cm), Hardoi, Rampur, Bilar and Moradabad (5 cm each), the MeT department said.
Meanwhile, a western disturbance triggered rain in several areas of Rajasthan where Ganganagar recorded the maximum precipitation at 15.8 mm. In the same period, that is since Thursday till Friday morning, Pilani, Sawaimadhopur and Jaipur recorded 12.2 mm, 10 mm and 9.8 mm rain, respectively, while Churu and Bikaner recorded a rainfall of 8.4 mm, the MeT department said.
Himachal Pradesh continued to record shivering temperatures on Friday after snowfall and rains across many places with state capital Shimla receiving season's first snowfall.
The tribal dominant districts of Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur along with tourist places of Kufri and Manali received snowfall for the second consecutive day, Shimla Meteorological Centre Director Manmohan Singh said.
Dalhousie and Kalpa also shivered at sub-zero temperatures following snowfall and rain, he said.

Tourist places Kufri in Shimla district and Manali in Kullu district received 30 cm and 12 cm snowfall, respectively, Singh said.
Kinnaur's Kalpa and Lahaul-Spiti's Keylong witnessed 23 cm and 12.5 cm snowfall respectively, he added. Besides, most places in the state including Dharamshala (66.4 mm), Kangra (50.5 mm) and Chamba (48 mm) received rains.
The minimum temperatures in Kufri, Manali, Dalhousie and Kalpa were minus 2.6, minus 1.6, minus 1.5, minus 1.2 degrees Celsius, respectively.
The minimum temperatures in Shimla, Dharamshala, Chamba, Mandi, Bilaspur, Hamirpur and Una were 1.9, 2.6, 4, 8, 10, 10.2 and 10.5 degrees Celsius respectively, Singh said.
Minimum temperatures in Punjab and Haryana hovered above normal limits for the second consecutive day on Friday, even as several parts of the two states received light to moderate rains.

Punjab and Haryana's joint capital Chandigarh received rains for the second consecutive day. — PTI


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Most parts of north India got no respite from the icy winds and biting cold on Tuesday as the mercury continued its downward spiral and the maximum temperature in Delhi was recorded at its second lowest in 22 years.
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New DelhiDecember 17, 2019UPDATED: December 17, 2019 20:44 IST


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Most parts of north India got no respite from the icy winds and biting cold on Tuesday as the mercury continued its downward spiral and the maximum temperature in Delhi was recorded at its second lowest in 22 years.
According to Met officials, strong and cold northwesterly winds from Western Himalayan region along with a thick layer of low clouds is preventing sunlight from reaching the surface leading to a drop in temperatures.
The national capital continued to shiver on Tuesday as the maximum temperature settled 10 notches below the season's average at 12.2 degrees Celsius.
In 1997, the maximum temperature was recorded at 11.3 degrees Celsius.
The conditions are likely to persist on Wednesday and the maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover around 14 and nine degrees Celsius.
Night temperatures in most parts of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh continued to drop after the recent snowfall even as traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was disrupted for several hours due to multiple landslides on Tuesday.
However, the early morning sun provided some sort of relief to the people form the frigid conditions in the valley.
Pahalgam hill resort in south Kashmir, which serves as the base camp for the pilgrims during the annual Amarnath yatra, was the coldest recorded place in the region with a low of minus 12.2 degrees Celsius, an official of the meteorological department said.
He said the famous ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir was freezing at a low of minus 11.0 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature fell by over two notches in Srinagar to settle at minus 3.7 degrees Celsius.
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Leh in Ladakh was the coldest recorded place in the region with a night temperature of minus 12.0 degrees Celsius, the official said.
Though the minimum temperature marked a slight improvement in Jammu to settle at 7.2 degrees Celsius, the icy winds coupled with heavy cloud cover forced people to stay indoors in the morning to escape the chilly conditions.
Bhaderwah in Doda district of Jammu region was the coldest recorded place with a low of minus 3.3 degrees Celsius, while the Katra town, the base camp for the pilgrims visiting Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Reasi district, recorded a low of 5.1 degrees Celsius against the previous night's 6.0 degrees Celsius, the official said.
The 270-km highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country, witnessed landslides at Gangroo-Ramsu and Moumpassi in Ramban district overnight, forcing authorities to stop traffic at Qazigund in south Kashmir, a traffic department official said.
However, the traffic, which included security convoys, was allowed to move after agencies managed to clear the road of debris this afternoon, the official said.
The highway was reopened for traffic on Monday after remaining closed for four days due to heavy snowfall in Jawahar Tunnel and adjoining areas and multiple landslides in Ramban sector between Thursday and Saturday.
In Himachal Pradesh, the weather remained dry and cold as Manali, Kufri, Keylong and Kalpa shivered at sub zero temperatures.
The coldest place in the state was Lahaul-Spiti's administrative centre Keylong which settled at minus 16.4 degrees Celsius, Shimla Met Centre Director Manmohan Singh said.
The minimum temperature in Kalpa was minus 5 degrees Celsius, followed by Manali minus 2.8 degrees Celsius, Kufri minus 1 degree Celsius and Bhuntar minus 0.8 degree Celsius.
The minimum temperature in Chamba was 0.8 degree Celsius, Solan 1 degree Celsius, Shimla and Palampur was 2.5 degrees Celsius each, Dharamshala 2.6 degrees Celsius, Nahan 6.1 degrees Celsius and Una 8.5 degrees Celsius.
The meteorological department has forecast heavy rain and snowfall in the state between December 19 and 21.
In Uttarakhand, the sky remained clear on Tuesday but the biting cold persisted.
The higher reaches of the hill state had received heavy snowfall on December 12-13 which led to the closure of several highways and roads.
Three persons had died in separate snowfall-related incidents in the state as the snowfall also disrupted power supply to dozens of villages.
However, snow clearing operations picked up pace due to the clear weather, officials said.
The day temperatures in Punjab and Haryana continued to hover a few notches below the normal limits on Tuesday, Met officials said.
Severe cold persisted during the day as maximum temperatures hovered 5-8 notches below normal, he said.
Hisar in Haryana shivered as the maximum temperature settled at 12.8 degrees Celsius, 10 notches below normal, a Meteorological Department report said.
Karnal registered a high of 13.8 degrees Celsius while Ambala recorded a maximum of 13.4 degrees Celsius-- both eight notches below normal.
In Punjab, Amritsar shivered at a high of 13.5 degrees Celsius, down seven notches while Ludhiana recorded a maximum of 15.7 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal.
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Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, recorded a high of 14 degrees Celsius, seven notches below normal, the official said.
Night temperatures at most places in the two states including Chandigarh, however, settled close to normal limits in the range of 8-10 degrees Celsisus.
Cold wave conditions intensified in Rajasthan with the state's only hill station Mount Abu recording a minimum temperature of 1.2 degree Celsius on Monday night, the meteorological department said.
In the plains, Bhilwara was the coldest place as it recorded a minimum temperature of 4.4 degree Celsius.


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The cold conditions are likely to persist until Wednesday, after which the intensity may begin to decrease (Photo: ANI)


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Delhi gripped by severe cold, witnesses second lowest max temperature since 1992
2 min read . Updated: 17 Dec 2019, 07:48 PM IST
Srishti Choudhary
  • The city experienced the coldest December day on Monday in the past 16 years with the maximum temperature at 12.9 degrees Celsius, 10 notches below the average in the season
  • The air quality index of Delhi at 162 existed in 'moderate' category

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New Delhi: North-west India remained under the grip of cold conditions, with the national capital recording the second lowest maximum temperature in last 27 years, on Tuesday.
According to the Regional Meteorological Centre, Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 12.2 degrees Celsius, which was 10 degrees Celsius below normal. It was the second lowest since 1992. The lowest maximum temperature ever recorded for the city was 11.3 degrees Celsius on 23 December, 1997. The minimum temperature was, however, recorded at 10.4 degrees Celsius, which was 2 degrees Celsius above normal.
The weather was equally cold on Monday, when the maximum temperature was recorded at 12.9 degrees Celsius, which was lowest in last 16 years. A maximum temperature of 12.6 degrees Celsius was recorded on 25 December, 2003.

“There are strong, cold north-westerly winds blowing from the western Himalayan region, which has led to cold-day conditions across most parts of the north-west India. The low-level cloud cover is also blocking the sunlight from reaching earth," said Kuldeep Shrivastava, head, Regional Weather Forecasting Centre, New Delhi.
The cold conditions are likely to persist until Wednesday, after which the intensity may begin to decrease. A fresh western disturbance is also likely to impact the upper Himalayan region on Wednesday bringing scattered snowfall and rains to Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, but not much impact is expected over the plains.
However, as a matter of relief, the pollution levels in the National Capital Region (NCR) continue to remain under moderate levels. On Tuesday, the Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 135 for Delhi, 128 for Gurugram and 190 for Noida. An AQI between 100-200 is considered to be moderate.

According to government’s air quality monitoring service- SAFAR, AQI is likely to remain in the moderate to poor category untill Wednesday night, due to high surface winds which are allowing dispersion of pollutants. But, the pollutants would begin to accumulate subsequently, as wind speed begin to decrease.
Vinobapuri in South-East Delhi, Adarsh Nagar and Dwarka are expected to see higher levels of AQI over the next few days, as minimum temperatures drop further and fog during early morning and late evening hours worsen the situation.



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