Delhi residents wake up to sunny morning accompanied with freezing cold waves on the first day of the New Year 2020. As per IMD minimum temperature settled at 2.4 degree Celsius and maximum temperature at 16 degree Celsius. While Punjab, Haryana and Ludhiana are in grip of spine chilling cold wave.
Minimum temperatures fell several notches below normal in the region with Ludhiana, an industrial hub of Punjab, recording 0.3 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal, an official of the Meteorological Department said on Wednesday.
Minimum Temperatures, their departure from normal and 24 Hrs Tendency based on 0830 hrs IST of today (01st January, 2020) for major stations of north India:— IMD Weather (@IMDWeather) January 1, 2020
For more information kindly visit https://t.co/y7Tg49IOdF pic.twitter.com/RZjaLuAcA1
The Air Quality Index was recorded at 9.38 am was 433 in the "severe" category. An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 'severe', while the AQI above 500 falls in the 'severe plus' category.
Under the influence of strong lower level easterlies fog condns hv further improved (pic 2) as compared to y'day (pic 1) over north India. Visibility at 0530 hrs IST: Ganganagar, Churu-25; Amritsar, Sultanpur,Varanasi-50; Patiala, Hissar, Delhi (Palam), LKO-200 each. @rajeevan61 pic.twitter.com/UuCvV6uZk2— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) January 1, 2020
Update issued at 0700 hours: pic.twitter.com/57XT1kpABU— Delhi Airport (@DelhiAirport) January 1, 2020
Among other places, Amritsar and Patiala braved chill at a low of 2.4 and 1.6 degrees Celsius respectively, up to five degrees below normal. Pathankot, Adampur, Halwara, Bathinda, Faridkot and Gurdaspur recorded their minimums at 0.8, 0.4, 0.6, 0.9, 1.2 and 3.1 degrees Celsius respectively.
The MeT department has predicted light to moderate rain at a few places in Punjab and Haryana on January 2 and 3.