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MVSAT Dec 2023

The range of temperature of Delhi in comparison to Kolkata is _______________.

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Hint: Delhi has coordinates 28.7041° N and 77.1025° E. Delhi is situated in the northern part of India while Kolkata is situated at the eastern end of India also belonging to the north. The approximate travel distance between Kolkata and New Delhi is calculated to be 1,303 kilometres (810 miles).

Complete answer:
To understand the range or difference in temperatures between any two areas, we must primarily study the location of each area. This is because the location of any region has the greatest influence on the region’s climate and temperature conditions.

When we learn about Delhi, the altitude, latitudes, wind movement and pressure, also ocean currents along with the distance from the sea and other relief features, all of these have an effect on Delhi's temperature.

Delhi lies in the northern part of central India. This makes it far above in the continent of Asia, as compared to Kolkata. As a result Delhi does not have water bodies that surround it, so the regulation of temperature does not happen often. Due to the lack of temperature regulation by the oceanic bodies, Delhi experiences extreme temperature conditions both during summers and winters. Temperatures in Delhi usually range from 2 to 45 degrees Celsius.

On the whole, Delhi's climate is a mix of semi-arid weather along with monsoon-influenced humid subtropical weather, with significant differences in temperatures during summer and winter and variation in precipitation.

Kolkata on the other hand is comparatively closer to the sea and hence receives regulation in temperature by the water bodies. So Kolkata experiences more mild temperature variations and there is a regulated transformation from summer to winter in Kolkata. Delhi is at the other end of the temperature spectrum.

Therefore we can conclude that as compared to Kolkata, Delhi’s temperature range is extreme.

Note: The best months to visit Delhi are October and November, or February and March. During this time, the weather is quite pleasant. The city's tropical climate during these months attracts visitors from all over the world. During other months you may either experience cold winters or hot summers.