Cold Wave

Delhi and other parts of northwest India have been reeling under a cold wave spell.

 CriteriaBased on actual temperatureBased on Minimum temperature departure from normal
When minimum temperatureFor plains ≤10°CFor hilly regions ≤0°CCold wave≤4.0°C-4.5°C to -6.5°C
Severe cold wave≤2.0°C≥ -6.5°C
For Coastal region≤15°C≤ -4.5°C

Over the past decade, the number of cold wave days for Delhi in January has ranged from none to 7.

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