Delhi Records Second Highest Mean Temperature in February in Decades
The changing climatic patterns and spiking global temperatures have been rocking the natural order of things as we know it. The seasons are changing, with their patterns and timings continuously shifting. In the wake of recent events, Delhi has recorded the second-highest mean temperature of 27.9 degrees Celsius in February, since 1901.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department, it is the second-highest recorded temperature for the month in the last 120 years. The highest mean maximum temperature documented for February in Delhi was 29.7 degrees Celsius in 2006.
On Sunday, a minimum temperature of 15.6 degrees Celsius – three degrees above the season’s average – was recorded, while the maximum temperature was 32.3 degrees Celsius. The weather department has forecast a clear sky for Monday with mist in the morning. The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to be around 31 and 13 degrees Celsius, respectively.
Delhi’s air quality was in the poor category throughout the day with the air quality index (AQI) documented at 211. According to the Ministry of Earth Science’s System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), high-surface wind speed, higher temperature, and higher boundary layer heights were affecting the AQI positively. It has also forecasted the AQI to be in the moderate to poor category in the next two days.
The weather is rapidly changing across the world, with temperatures rising constantly. These changes are inducing many natural disasters in India, such as the recent Uttarakhand glacier burst. Glaciers are melting, causing catastrophic events – if some tangible actions are not taken immediately to halt the carbon emissions in order to slow the climate change, it might be too late for the planet.
The spring season hasn’t even begun yet and the temperatures in the Indian national capital are soaring high. Suppose, it is fair to assume that the summer of 2021 will break all sorts of records with high temperatures.
We are witnessing the extinction of many species as it is, and many endangered ones are threatened to be wiped off the face of the earth. The changing climate not only threatens wildlife species but the human race as well, millions are dying amidst the catastrophic incidents of flash floods and droughts. Unless we learn and act fast, we all are doomed.
Via: Hindustan Times