The Mysticals had decided to take a stroll through Delhi, India’s capital city. India was a country in Asia. They got ready – Verum even packed some sandwiches – and Orak opened a portal using Time Traveler Elementia magic.
Within no time, they were in Delhi. Orak had picked India Gate, a war memorial. It commemorates the sacrifice of 70,000 Indian soldiers who died fighting for the British Army in World War I. On the memorial are names of over 13,500 Indian and British soldiers killed in the 1919 Afghan war.
But the minute they stepped out, the cold hit them hard. On one hand, Scorch jumped through the portal and started dancing around in glee. On the other hand, Felix yelped and ran back to the Mystical dorm room, and leaped into his bed. Hidden under a warm blanket, Orak and Verum could only see the pointy tips of his ears.
Felix began mumbling, “Why is it so cold? Brr! Why is it so cold?”
“Felix, haven’t you heard? A severe cold wave has left North India shivering,” said Verum, “Temperatures have dropped in Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, and other states and union territories. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has already issued a cold wave warning in many states.”
Felix now peeked out from under the blanket. Verum and Orak could see Felix’s eyes and the tip of his nose which had become very pink. He said, “What is a cold wave?”
“The IMD reports a cold wave if the minimum temperature is 10℃ or lower in the plains. The highest temperature should be 4.5℃ to 6.4℃ below the normal temperature for that period. A plain is an extensive and broad area of relatively flat land,” said Verum, “But when it comes to hilly regions, the rules are a bit different. Here, the minimum temperature must be 0℃ or lower.
When these temperatures are experienced for a prolonged time, it is called a cold wave,”
“In that case, I am happy in my bed. Thank you very much,” said Felix, disappearing once again.