Western disturbance, La Nina effect behind cold waves in NCR: IMD

Kuldeep Srivastava, Regional Head of IMD, New Delhi (Photo/ANI)

New Delhi [India], December 31: With the mercury plunging down and the nippy virus waves hitting Delhites, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday refered to the western unsettling influence and worldwide La Nina impact among the significant components behind the scene. 

Addressing ANI, Kuldeep Srivastava, Head, IMD's provincial climate estimating focus, New Delhi clarified, "After December 12 western unsettling influences generally influenced the Western Himalayan district causing huge snowfall and precipitation over Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. The chilly north-westerly breezes further methodology towards Delhi NCR from Jammu Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh." 

"When, the haze over Punjab and Haryana further expands the chilliness of winds moving towards Delhi. Additionally, the worldwide La Nina impact has its influence in plunging the temperature," added Srivastava. 

According to IMD, the quantity of cold spells saw over the public capital in 2020 is eight. 

IMD has recorded the mean least temperature (MMT) for December 2020 at 7.1 degrees Celsius. The least MMT for December recorded since 1993 was 5.9 degrees Celsius in 1996. It was 6 degrees Celsius in 2005. The MMT for December was noticed ordinary, that is, 8.3 degrees Celsius in 2018. (ANI)
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