Saturday, December 28, 2019

See Vagaries Extreme Blog For " Prolonged North India Cold " Temperatures here
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India winters  .. 28 Dec 2019 noon

A detailed comparison with other parts of the world

1) North Indian plains are experiencing it's coldest winter of this century till now

How cold is North India ? 
During the past 2 weeks ; temps in Delhi ,Haryana , Punjab have been close to London (England) / Tokyo (Japan) temperatures .So, North Indian plains are experiencing European / Japanese winters at present.

Comparison of temps during past 24 hours dated 28 Dec (morning)
(all temps in celcius , max/min)

A) North Indian plains were as cold as major European cities ,New York /Vegas valley / Sonoran desert (US) , Tokyo region (Japan) , Sichuan Basin (China) .

Temps over the North Indian plains have been lower than normal by upto 12 c during day time and upto 8 c during night time

Delhi 13 / 2 , Jhansi 10 / 2 , Varanasi 13 / 5 , Amritsar 9 / 5 

London 8 / 7 , Rome 14 / 3 , Paris 9 / 7 , 
Madrid 16 / 3 , Zurich 7 / 3

New York City 11 / 6Las Vegas 12 / 5 , 
Phoenix 11 / 8  

Tokyo 14 / 4
Chongqing (Sichuan Basin, China) 12 / 6 

B) Some Rajasthan regions were as cold as Rio Grande region of Texas (US) ; during past 24 hours

Sikar 20 / -1 , El Paso 17 / 3 

C) Himalayan states are experiencing their coldest winter in a decade .Srinagar was as cold as the Rocky mountain cities of US , Eastern China , South Korea ; during the past 24 hours

Srinagar 9 / -6 

Denver (US) 2 / - 7

Beijing 5 / -7 , Wuhan 12 / -3 

Seoul 3 / - 4 

D) The High Altitude cold desert of Ladakh and Himachal is as cold as North China / Urumqi valley / Taklamakan desert / Gobi desert of China , southwest Siberia 

Leh 0 / -20 , Dras -11 / -30 , Keylong -2 / -11

Harbin (North China) -16 / -31, 
Urumqi (China) -11 / -16 
Kashi (Takla Makan desert , China) 1 / -11
Hohhot (Gobi desert , China) -5 / -17 
Novosibirsk (southwest Siberia ) -24 / -32 

(The above Chinese and Siberian cities have population of 20 to 60 lakhs , whereas the cold desert of India is sparsely populated)

E) Kendujhar (Orissa) was as cold as Atlanta(Georgia,US)  / Raleigh (North Carolina ,US) ; during past 24 hours 

Kendujhar 17 / 5 

Atlanta / Raleigh 17 / 6 

F) Madhya Pradesh was bit cooler than Dallas (Texas , US) ; during past 24 hours  

Bhopal 21 / 5 , Jabalpur 20 / 4 

Dallas 21 / 8 

G) Nagpur Airport(Eastern Maharashtra )  25 / 5 was bit cooler than 
Charleston (South Carolina,US) 24 / 9 ; during past 24 hours

H) Kolkata (Bengal) was as cool as Houston ( Texas ,US ) at 20 / 11


( Chinese cities are prone to extreme frigid cold waves from Siberian blast , US cities from Arctic blast.
North Indian plains are shielded by the Himalayas from such extreme freezing cold blasts)

2) Winter warmth (temps during past 24 hours ) max / min 

Mumbai 32 / 20 , Goa 32 / 22 , Miami (US) 28 / 23 

Pune was relatively mild at 27 / 18

3) Some images and old archive pics 

a) North India fog today (the cause of lower than normal day temps)

b) Below, from Rajesh's Old Record Archives: Delhi record of Dec 1973  ( min temp 1.5 c )




Ladakh frigid cold of Dec 1994 (Dras -50 c)



13 comments:

Rajesh said...

Wonderful ! What a unique comparison..lets go to the North and enjoy the cold weather...excellent as always...Rohit.
You are keeping the Unique ness and rarity of Vagaries alive and updated...Thanks

Rohit Aroskar said...

Thanks sir ..I am fine with warm and sunny weather:)

NilaY Wankawala said...

Rohit you keep on innovating and present to the readers of the blog very interesting data and facts- you are making a blog very lively and a must visit a day for all those who are weather enthusiastic-

Abizer kachwala said...

Excellent as always Rohit

Rohit Aroskar said...

Thanks Nilay and Abizer

Cumulus arjun said...

Vagaries.....cool and unique as always.....keep it up

Paresh said...

This was a super and novel way of comparing! Thanks Rohit!
And that explanation towards the end wrt to China and US having frigid temperatures as compared to North Indian plains (where it isn't really expected), helped.

sset said...

This really proves India has states which are unique in its own way! Northern states which are as cold as European countries to states like Maharashtra which are world wettest.

Navi Mumbai already many mango trees in full flowering stage! Summer arrives quickly over Southern India- usually by Jan end we see temperatures in range 35-40c !

Rohit Aroskar said...

Thanks Arjun and Paresh

Salim Ramani , Jabalpur said...

Rohit ji
very interesting presentation , Keep it up

Saurabh said...

Delhi
Max 9.4 Min 2.6

But Delhi was not the coldest.
Meerut
Max 7.3 Min 2.5

7.3 is surely a record for max temperature for north india plains.
I am wondering if any place outside Himalayas proper in India has ever recorded such a low day time high.

Rohit Aroskar said...

Thanks Salim ji

Rawat said...

Rohit sir can you provide same kind of data provided for Diwali for new year day as well if possible.

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