The minimum temperature in Varanasi this morning had gone up to 14.6 degree Celsius.
This Diwali can be celebrated with shivering cold. Looking at the weather conditions and projections, such speculations are being made that the cold will have to be welcomed before Diwali. Actually, it is getting very cold at night. In Varanasi, people have switched off the fans and taken out light blankets from today itself.
According to the assessment of the Meteorological Department, the mercury can drop by 4-5 degrees in Varanasi from tonight. Tonight the minimum temperature will reach 14 degree Celsius. At the same time, till Diwali it can come up to 12 degrees. However, no major change will be seen in the day temperature. In the night, now the chilling cold will start. Meteorologists believe that if the temperature comes down so much as predicted, then it will be a record. According to the Meteorological Department, in the last 10 years, only once in the month of October, the temperature in 2012 came below 14 degrees.
If western disturbance comes, the temperature will go down by 7 degrees
Meteorologist Professor Manoj Kumar Srivastava of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) says that the temperature is decreasing by 1-1 degree. This is an ideal condition for the onset of winter. The temperature can now drop below 12 degrees. Meanwhile, if there is a gust of western disturbance, then the mercury will come down to 7 degrees in a hurry. Then the shivering cold will start. It felt like wearing a sweater and burning sparklers. However, there is no hope of western disturbance coming yet. Professor Srivastava told that Lanina has nothing to do with cold in India. Its effect will be more visible in North Australia and South America. This is attributed to the monsoonal conditions in those areas. Lanina is formed in the Pacific Ocean near the South American countries of Chile and Peru. Due to the high distance, it does not have any direct effect on the cold of India.
Today’s AQI of the city at 94
The air health of Varanasi is deteriorating. The air quality index of the city was recorded at 94 points. This morning the most polluted area of the city was Bhelupur, where the AQI reached 100. The least polluted area went up to 84 points. The second most polluted area of the city was BHU (96 points) and Orderly Bazar was the third least polluted with a score of 94 points.