The harsh winter in the national capital may have broken its 22-year-old record since 1997, but it has happened only four times in the last 100 years when the temperature has dropped below 20 degrees Celsius this month. The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for 6 states including Delhi in view of the cold. These states include Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar.
According to Skymet Weather, the average maximum temperature in December in 1919, 1929, 1961 and 1997 was only 4 times from 1901 to 2018. The average maximum temperature (MMT) stood at 19.85 ° C till December 26, 2019, and the estimated maximum temperature for December is 19.15.
If this happens, after 1977, 2019 will be the second coldest December of the century. In this session, the lowest maximum temperature in Delhi in December was 12.2 degrees on 18 December.
Severe cold for the 11th consecutive day for the first time since 1997
The cold has set a new record in Delhi. This is the first time since 1997 when the 11th consecutive day in the national capital was extremely cold. According to Skymet Weather, Delhi-NCR has been in the grip of severe cold since the beginning of December. In view of the severe cold, the Meteorological Department has issued a red alert in 6 states including the national capital Delhi. These states include Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar.