At eight levels Celsius on Monday, Delhi was as chilly as Jammu. Intense chilly in Ladakh and Himachal (File)
A number of locations within the north India skilled the coldest day of the winter on December 2, because the mercury dipped beneath the season’s common, with Leh recording a minimal temperature of -14.four levels Celsius. Delhi skilled chilly winds on Monday morning which introduced the minimal temperature down to eight levels Celsius, a notch beneath the season’s common and the bottom for the season up to now.
The relative humidity on Monday was recorded at 85 per cent.
“At 8 degree, Delhi recorded lowest temperature of the season. May drop further to 7 degree in coming days. Winter chill is here,” Mahesh Palawat, vice chairman, meteorology and local weather change, Skymet had tweeted.
On Sunday, the minimal temperature within the nationwide capital was 9.four levels Celsius whereas the utmost was recorded at 23.four levels Celsius.
Leh continued to stay the coldest place in Jammu and Kashmir at minus 14.four levels Celsius as chilly additional tightened its grip on the Union Territory of Ladakh.
On Sunday, Leh had recorded a low of -13.2 levels Celsius.
Srinagar recorded the coldest evening of the season at -2.5 levels Celsius, 1.6 notches beneath the season’s common, the meteorological division mentioned.
The well-known ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir, which skilled a number of toes of snowfall on varied events final month, was the coldest place within the valley with a low of -7 levels Celsius. Nonetheless, the solar shone shiny on Monday morning in each Kashmir and Jammu areas.
The minimal temperature within the snow-bound Pahalgam hill resort in south Kashmir improved by almost 1 notch to settle at -5.eight levels Celsius whereas Kupwara township of north Kashmir recorded a low of -Three.7 levels Celsius.
The mercury in Jammu dropped to eight.Zero levels Celsius, two notches beneath the season’s common. Katra, which serves as the bottom camp for the pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi Shrine in Reasi district of Jammu area, recorded a low of seven.Zero levels Celsius on Monday.
Intense chilly circumstances prevailed in Himachal Pradesh additionally with temperatures in high-altitude areas staying between 1-9 notches beneath the freezing level.
Tribal district Lahaul-Spiti’s administrative centre Keylong remained the coldest place within the state with a low of -9.7 levels Celsius, Shimla MeT centre director Manmohan Singh mentioned.
Kinnaur’s Kalpa recorded a minimal temperature of -1.6 levels Celsius. Manali recorded a low of -Zero.four levels Celsius.
The minimal temperatures in Kufri, Shimla and Dalhousie had been Three.1, 5 and 5.6 levels Celsius respectively on Monday.
The very best temperature within the state was recorded in Una at 23.6 levels Celsius, Mr Singh mentioned.
In Haryana and Punjab, Narnaul was the coldest place amongst cities within the two states at 6.5 levels Celsius. The widespread capital Chandigarh recorded a minimal of 9.1 levels Celsius.