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Internet friends in India report record cold in New Delhi. And foods for warmth.

Internet friends in India I made while Google Plus was in existence report record cold in New Delhi.
Now, understandably record cold there is different numbers from record cold here in central Missouri or in South Dakota, or Canada, and such places.
But even though the numbers don't look any bit severe to us, it creates equal stresses on bodies acclimatized to very warm climates as do freezing temps here.

A couple articles from email Mona sent today,

Celsius to Fahrenheit conversion in quotes is provided by me and Google.


New Delhi:
With a numbing cold continuing to sweep through Delhi and nearby areas, the region is expected to record its second-coldest December since 1901, the weather department said on Thursday.

"The mean maximum temperature for December was less than 20 degrees Celsius (68F) only in 1919, 1929, 1961 and 1997," an official of the India Meteorological Department said.

In December this year, the mean maximum temperature (MMT) till Thursday was 19.85 degrees Celsius. (67.73F) It is expected to dip to 19.15 degrees Celsius (66.47F) by December 31, he said.

"If it happens, it will be the second-coldest December since 1901. December 1997 recorded the lowest MMT of 17.3 degrees Celsius," (63.14F) the official said.

The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides official figures for Delhi, recorded the lowest maximum temperature of 12.2 degrees Celsius (53.96F) on December 18.

Hmm, that is interesting,

Feeling Too Cold? Add These Foods To Your Diet That Can Keep You Warm; Also Know Some Lifestyle Changes To Fight The Cold Weather
Winter season: This winter season make the necessary changes to fight the cold weather. Simple modifications in diet and lifestyle can help you fight the cold weather. Here are some tips which might help.

By: Varsha Vats Updated: Dec 25, 2019 08:34 IST

1. Make necessary dietary changes
Some foods can keep you warm naturally. During the winter season making some necessary dietary changes is extremely important. Here are some tips which might help -

2. Lifestyle changes to stay warm
Choose warm clothes and layer them properly. Do not forget to cover your feet and head. Some people also use alcohol to stay warm which should be avoided as much as possible.

And finally,

Delhi Shivers As Biting Cold Winds Lash The National Capital Region
"There will not be much sunlight as it will be partly cloudy through the day, keeping the temperature cold," an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official told IANS.

By: IANS Updated: Jan 16, 2019 03:59 IST

Biting cold winds from the northwest lashed the national capital on Wednesday as the minimum temperature here dropped to 4.5 degrees Celsius, (40.1F) three notches below the season's average.
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They sent this one today, https://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/del...ure-drops-to-2-4-degrees-this-morning-2155455
3.1 C is 37.58 F according to Google.
2.4 C is 36.32 F according to Google.
1.7 C is 35.06 F according to Google.
My brain will no longer do the conversion on its own.

At 2.4 Degrees, Delhi In For Second-Coldest December Since 1901
Delhi Cold Spell- The cold spell this year - likely to ease next week - beats the last such spell in 1997.
Gripped by bone-chilling cold, Delhi this morning recorded a minimum temperature of 2.4 degrees, the lowest for the season so far. The national capital - under a cold spell since December 14 - is expected to witness its second-coldest December since 1901, according to the weather office.

Mercury dipped to its lowest this morning with the Safdarjung Observatory - whose figures are taken as the official reading for the city - recording 2.4 degrees Celsius. Among other observatories, the one at Palam recorded 3.1 degrees Celsius, the Lodhi Road observatory recorded 1.7 degrees Celsius, Aya Nagar observatory recorded 1.9 degrees Celsius, news agency PTI reported quoting a senior India Meteorological Department official.

Dense fog reduced visibility in parts of Delhi, disrupting rail, road and air traffic. Four flights have been diverted till now at Delhi airport due to low visibility and 24 trains are running late.

Since December 14, most parts in the city have been impacted by a 13-day cold spell.
And on the flip side, while Delhi chills, Australia cooks,
45 C is 113 F according to Google.
40 C is 104 F according to Google.
30 C is 86 F according to Google.


‘Extreme’ heatwave to hit Victoria, NSW and South Australia on New Year’s Eve
Soaring temperatures and dry winds are tipped to hit Australia, massively increasing the risk of bushfires and smoke haze for New Year’s Eve.

An “extreme” heatwave is slowly building over Australia’s south, bringing soaring temperatures and dry winds in the coming days.

The warm front is forecast to elevate bushfire danger in parts of the nation’s south as “severe” conditions build.

Monday and Tuesday are tipped to be the worst days for bushfires and smoke haze, just as we’re welcoming in the new year.

Sky News Meteorologist Rob Sharpe said the “extreme” heatwave is currently lingering over northwestern parts of the country, where the mercury is breaking 45C today.

“As we move through the week though, that heat is going to build through southern parts of Australia,” he said.

“Initially, winds are not going to be that strong so we’re going to see a few regions with severe fire danger on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“It’s not going to be that dangerous, but it really ramps up at the end of heatwave on Monday.”

He said that, on Monday, strong winds will “suddenly” pick up and severe heat will hit Victoria, South Australia, NSW and even Tasmania.

Temperatures are set to hit the 40s on the mainland and the mid-30s in Tasmania.

Mr Sharpe said “dangerous” fire conditions are expected to peak on that day and it’s likely there will be smoke haze in Sydney on New Year’s Eve.

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