January 1 was the coldest January day so far at 2.4 degrees in the last six years. Delhi broke the previous high of 5298 mw recorded on December 30, 2019. This is an increase of over 19% from the peak hour power demand of 4472 mw, recorded on January 1, 2019.
Tata Power Delhi Distribution said it met the record peak power demand of 1541 mw without any network constraint and power outage as Delhi also touched a record high of 5298 mw, highest till date. The previous highest demand of Delhi was 4800 mw and 1433 mw in January 2019.
According to State Load Dispatch Centre (SLDC), Delhi, the peak power demand reached 5,343 MW at 11.11 AM on January 1 when the minimum temperature was 2.4 degrees Celsius, the lowest in the last six years.
Dense fog across north India disrupted flight and train operations in the region, also impacting air and rail services elsewhere in the country.
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.
The Safdarjung Observatory, whose reading is considered the official marking for the city, recorded 2.4 degrees Celsius in the morning. The same temperature was recorded on December 30, 2013. Before that the coldest day in December was December 11, 1996 when minimum temperature recorded at the observatory was 2.3 degrees Celsius.
Saturday's minimum, at 2.6 degrees, was four notches below normal and the maximum, at 20°C, a degree below normal.
The average maximum temperature in February was 2.7°C above normal. Day temperatures were exceeded normal temperatures on 24 of the 28 days in the month.
Urban heat island refers to the higher temperature seen in a city compared with adjacent rural areas because of intense concrete development and reduced green cover. Warmer temperatures help fog dissipate.
The Railways had to cancel 18 trains while 49 were delayed and 13 rescheduled due to fog in several parts of northern India.
Anil Ambani-owned BSES Yamuna Power Ltd and BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd say they will rely on power banking with other states and spot market purchase.
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Bone chilling cold and icy winds left Delhiites shivering today with the maximum temperature plummeting to 9.8 deg C, the lowest in 44 years.
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Dhawan's knock would do a world of good to the confidence of a side which was going southwards, as he hit 19 fours and two sixes in his 198-ball innings. "It was more like English conditions. It's satisfying to score runs in these conditions. With experience you get idea of what shots to play on what kind of track.
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The weather office also flagged a “strong possibility” of El Nino conditions developing this winter season, which will drive minimum temperatures up.
The acreage under rabi crops was 1% less than the previous year at 565.79 lakh hectares as compared to 571.47 lakh hectare this time in 2016.
What started with the collapse of IL&FS last year is still having ripple effects in the market.
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Delhi chokes every winter as cool air traps a toxic blend of pollutants from crop burning, car exhausts, open fires, construction dust and industrial emissions close to the ground.
CPCB data shows 52% of the 482 stations have recorded an improvement or no change in annual average levels of PM 10 between 2013 and 2016.
Rabi planting is expected to continue till the month end. The government has set a rabi-season crop planting target of 638.37 lakh hectares.
The government expects crop planting to continue, with the weather remaining favourable and support prices for various crops being attractive.
It's important to stay hydrated as it helps break the congestion and keeps the throat moist, reducing irritation.
Old people & young parents are looking at migration as an option to escape Delhi's toxic air.
Stores in New Delhi have cut down feather jackets and heavy woollen sweaters to shore up their stock of sleeve-less Nehru jackets to light pullovers.
The Centre and Delhi government were engaged in a blame game earlier this month when Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asserted that stubble burning in neighbouring states was the main cause of pollution in the national capital but Union Environment Minister Dave said Delhi was responsible for 80 per cent of its pollution.
The maximum temperature settled at 27.1 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average, as sun shone brightly throughout the day.
Winter session of Parliament beginning next week is set to be a stormy affair with Opposition raring to raise the issue of intolerance in a big way that could overshadow Government's efforts to seek an early passage of key reform measures including GST.
An official announcement said the President has summoned the two Houses of Parliament to meet on December 5.
Winter Session of Parliament will be held from December 5 to December 20, the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs informed the media.
But whether the most crucial Cat III B certification — which lets aircraft land in dense fog — happens this winter or not remains to be seen.
According to MET department, rain gauges measured 1.4 mm of rains in the city. Similar weather conditions are expected to remain for the next three days.
In fact, it is not uncommon to notice emotions running high for anyone who is remotely related to lives around these trains.
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"Modi said that the budget session went on very well and was constructive and successful. We hope that the winter session will also be on the same lines," Naidu said.
Winter advanced its grip in north India with parts of Rajasthan and higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh shivering under cold wave conditions.
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Hailstorm will intensify the damage, said Dr J S Chauhan, director, directorate of rapeseed-mustard research, Bharatpur (Rajasthan).
Allowing even- and odd-numbered cars to run on alternate days is a quick-fix for Delhi's winter smog but not a long-term answer to air pollution, experts say.
Government is likely to take the line in Parliament that the Centre and BJP have nothing to do with these incidents and put the ball in the court of the states.
Members of the Trinamool Congress, which has given a no-confidence motion against the decision to allow FDI in retail, were on their feet waving some letters.
Winter staple wheat has been sown in nearly 10 lakh hectares (one million ha) more this seaon upto October 1, when sowing season began, butteressing estimates of a record 82mt of wheat this season.
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To begin with, airlines had almost 12% more trained pilots to operate domestic flights in dense fog conditions.
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