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Delhi, are you ready for the cold blast?

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DailyBiteJan 13, 2023 | 14:28

Delhi, are you ready for the cold blast?

An intense cold wave is predicted to hit Delhi this weekend on. Image: An AI-generated oil painting of India Gate in snowfall

If getting out of your blankets seems a task at the moment in North India, it is about to get a little worse over the weekend, predict weather watchers. The plains of North India might see temperatures as low as -4 degrees Celsius (yes, minus 4; the - is not a typo).

Does that mean it will snow in the plains? Well, the Internet might want it, what with all the North-Pole memes going round; but looks like it will just be a more intense cold wave. No snowfall in the plains so far, we're guessing.

A cold blast: Navdeep Dahiya, who is the founder of the weather platform Live Weather India, had some scary predictions for the week from January 14 to January 19.

  • The cold wave is supposed to hit North India on January 14, Saturday,
  • and peak around January 16-18.
  • The temperatures in the plains of North India, says Dahiya, might range from -4 to +2 degrees Celsius.
  • The India Meteorological Department has also predicted severe cold wave in some parts of Delhi and the neighbouring regions from January 14. A spell of light rainfall in Delhi might bring the temperatures up for a while.
Delhi will see a severe cold wave in the January 14-19 week, predict weather watchers. Image: An AI-generated oil painting
Delhi will see a severe cold wave in the January 14-19 week, predict weather watchers. Image: An AI-generated oil painting

A Western disturbance saw the temperatures in North India rising a little this week, but looks like the weekend will bring 'frosty mornings' and 'cold blast days', according to Dahiya.

So, is January 2023 going to be the coldest for Delhi in the 21st century?

  • Earlier, in 2006, the lowest temperature in Delhi was recorded at 1.9 degrees Celsius.
  • In 2013 too, there was a similar cold wave.
The coming week will bring 'cold blast days' and 'frosty mornings'. Image: An AI-generated oil painting
The coming week will bring 'cold blast days' and 'frosty mornings'. Image: An AI-generated oil painting

Cold wave in North India: In general, North India is known to experience cold waves during the winter months, with temperatures dropping below freezing in some areas. These cold waves can be caused by the movement of cold air masses from the Himalayas and can lead to freezing temperatures, snowfall, and icy conditions.

Last updated: January 13, 2023 | 14:28
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