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Weather Update: Delhiites witness chilly morning on New Year’s first morning; Punjab, Haryana in grip of freezing cold waves

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 1 January 2020, 11:38 IST
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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.


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.

 

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.

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First published: 1 January 2020, 11:38 IST
 
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