The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to settle at 37 and 22 degrees Celsius, respectively.
The peak demand crossed the 6,000 MW-mark the previous night for the first time this season and reached 6,193 MW at 10:43 PM, discom officials said. It was 6,214 MW at 3.27 PM on Friday, they said.
BSES Delhi discoms, BSES Rajdhani Power (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL) said they met the peak power demand of 2720 mw and 1341 mwrespectively. Last year, Delhi’s peak power demand had clocked 7409 mw. In BRPL’s area it was 3211 mw and in BYPL1686 mw.
Dense fog across north India disrupted flight and train operations in the region, also impacting air and rail services elsewhere in the country.
It was a cloudy morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling a notch above the season's average at 16.4 degrees Celsius, the meteorological department said.
The MeT attributed the cold conditions to cyclonic circulation that lies over Iran & neighborhood between 3.1 and 5.8 km above mean sea level. Gradual fall in minimum temperatures by 2-3°C is expected most likely over east India during next 2-3 days.
Heavy fog engulfed parts of the city with the minimum temperature settling at a notch below normal. Five flights diverted as the captain was not trained to land under CAT conditions. The Agartala-Anand Vihar Terminus Rajdhani Express was delayed by over one hour while the Varanasi-New Delhi Kashi Vishwanath Express was delayed by over three hours.
As cold waves continue to hit the national capital, people resorted to bonfire to keep themselves warm. Homeless people took refuge in the night shelters. Fog in the northern region of the country has affected the rail route. According to IMD, the minimum temperature recorded in Delhi was 5.8 degree Celsius. Delhi-NCR continues to shiver in cold waves
People took refuge at a night shelter near Anand Vihar Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) while homeless people were sleeping on the streets in Turkman Gate area.
The maximum temperatures in both these hill towns over the weekend have been above 14 degrees Celsius. On both days, weather stations in the capital have registered lower temperature peaks.
Delhi continued to reel under a severe cold wave on Sunday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 3.4 degrees Celsius, a notch above Saturday's minimum temperature. Delhi had recorded season's coldest day on Saturday with minimum temperature dropping to 2.4 degrees Celsius. Dense fog enveloped the city reducing visibility to less than 500 metres.Delhi reels under intense cold waves at 3.4 degrees Celsius
Delhi had recorded season's coldest day on Saturday with minimum temperature dropping to 2.4 degrees Celsius. Dense fog enveloped the city reducing visibility to less than 500 metres. "The minimum temperature was recorded at 8.30 am at Safdarjang Observatory at 3.4 degrees Celsius, four notches below normal," a MeT official said.
The National Weather Forecasting Centre has issued a 'red colour' warning for Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, north Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh due to the record-breaking cold season. The weather in the national capital dropped to 2.4 degree Celsius and is likely to plunge further.
Met officials said the mean maximum temperature (MMT) — the average of each day’s maximum — so far this month is 19.5 degrees Celsius. The month is on course to end with an MMT of around 19 degrees C. If that happens, it would be the second lowest MMT recorded in December since 1901, after 17.3 degrees C recorded in 1997.
Delhi's air quality showed a deteriorating trend from Monday and is presently in the "very poor" category.
Strong winds, accompanied by dust, lashed the city. This comes after the deadly storm on May 13-14 claimed over 80 lives across five states in the country.
According to the World Health Organisation, about 88 per cent of premature deaths in low- and middle-income countries in Asia can be attributed to air pollution.
Monsoon rains helped the air quality improve to satisfactory level for the first time in nearly a year.
There was a dip in the air quality level on Tuesday due to dust storms in western India, particularly Rajasthan, which increased coarser particles in the air, the Central Pollution Control Board said.
The MeT department has warned earlier today that 26 districts of Uttar Pradesh is likely to witness the harsh change in weather.
“There have been 29 diversions as strong winds impacted operations between 1746 hrs to 1923 hrs,” said a Delhi airport source.
Officials said,"the minimum temperature recorded at the other stations was -- Palam (10 degrees Celsius), Ayanagar (8.5), Lodhi Road (8.3) and Ridge (8.8)."
The Met reports that with this development, not only wintry chill will make a comeback but pollution levels are also expected to spike.
"The minimum temperature was recorded at 6.8 degrees at 8.30 AM. The humidity was 93 per cent," a MeT official said. The visibility was 1,000 metres.
Dense fog disrupted flight operations at the IGI Airport here this morning with 40 flights delayed and four others cancelled.
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Flight operations came to a standstill at the IGI Airport here this morning after dense fog enveloped the area.
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