New Delhi neared its all time day temperature low of 9c , when it bottomed to 9.7c (Palam) and 9.8c (SJung) on 2nd Jan...
nights too broke the zero level, and the outer townships of NCR went below freezing...Delhi went down to 1.9c. Narnaul in Haryana froze at -3c....daily reports are put up on this blog.
Frost was seen in Hindon and plains of Punjab.
Of-course, the extreme North Kashmir region also fell to below norma temperatures, with Darbuk falling to -34c, while on Monday morning (7th), Drass was at -27c and Kargil at -19c.
Dal Lake froze as Srinagar dropped to -5.4c on Saturday night.
The last time North experienced such a cold day wave was in December 1973, when also an anti cyclone resulted in fog...see that report and current cold spell in the Vagaries Extreme blog.
Outlook for 7th, 8th and 9th January:
As we see WD (J-1) approaching, it will reduce the cold impact over the plains of Northern India and Pakistan.
The plains were chilled, and the hills were sunny and had slightly higher temperatures all these days...now with J-1, coming into the region on 9th Jan, we see the hills getting cloudy and cold..precipitation will drop the temperatures in the hills.
A rise of 2/3c will be seen in the plains of Punjab, Haryana and UP...the extreme low days will rise from the bottom fiigures of 7c to 10c in the extreme.
A back to back WD is seen, with J-2 coming along around the 12th...
Similar weather Pakistan plains and hills of the North.
Low pressure off the East of Sri Lanka has an associated UAC extending NW from it. Probably the last of the NEM...
Precipitation is expected in coastal TN South of Nagapattinum and in the interiors of TN South of 10N, that is South of Madurai.
Kathmandu, which went to -0.7c on Monday, will continue to see around 0c for the next 2/3 nights.
3 Day, Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th, Forecast for Cities:
New Delhi and NCR:
Tuesday: Fog clearing and thinning by afternoon and day temperature around 14/15c.
Wednesday: Morning fog and day around 15c with early morning temperature at 6/7c. Strong NW winds keeps the wind chill effect at 13c during daytime.
Thursday: Strong NW winds in the day will keep the temperature around 15/16c, but with wind chill effect real feel around 13c...
Tuesday: NW winds keep the day around 20c.
Wednesday: NW winds with day around 20c, and early morning night temperature (low) should be around 11/12c.
Thursday: Winds turn slightly West.. and the day remains around 19c and morning low at 11c.
Tuesday: Clear day with patchy fog and haze. Due to initial East breeze, in the pre noon, Day temperature around 31c (SCruz) and morning low will be 13c, and 17/18c at Colaba..
Wednesday: NE winds in the morning and NW by evening. Clear with a days high of 31c and morning low will be around 16c.
Thursday: NE winds keep the day at 31c, with the night at 15/16c.
Tuesday/Wednesday: Days will be pleasant at 28/29c with East breeze and nights around 11c.
Thursday: With wind turning SE, and then NE, day will be around 31c, with nights at 12c.
Tuesday/Wednesday: A marginal rise in day temperatures as wind turn East..to around 31c. The nights rising to 13/14c by Wednesday morning.
Thursday: Winds being NE, day remains at 30/31c.