Thursday, 9 February, 2023

Cold wave, winter chills grip north India

Cold wave, winter chills grip north India

NEW DELHI: North India continues to grapple with the cold wave as temperatures hit sub-zero in some areas for a second consecutive day. A thick layer of fog covers parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain, bringing daytime temperatures to nearly zero in many areas, reports Hindustan Times. 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted cold to severe cold conditions for parts of north India over the next two days.

The weather department has also said parts of Uttarakhand, Delhi, Chandigarh, Haryana, Punjab and western Rajasthan will experience dense to very dense fog in the next 24 hours due to light wind and high moisture in lower tropospheric levels.

The intensity of fog is likely to reduce thereafter. Delhi recorded an average temperature of seven degrees Celsius Tuesday morning and the lowest (over the country's plains) was recorded in Rajasthan's Churu at 0.5 degrees Celsius, according to IMD.

In the mountainous region, Uttarakhand's Munsiyari recorded the lowest temperature at -31.7 degrees Celsius followed by -24.6 degrees Celsius in Badrinath. Diskit Nubra in Ladakh recorded -13 degrees Celsius followed by Himachal Pradesh's Keylong recorded -8 degrees Celsius today morning.

Jammu and Kashmir's Pahalgam recorded a temperature at -6 degrees Celsius and Gulmarg was at -5 degrees.

Punjab's Bhatinda recorded the lowest temperature at one degrees Celsius followed by Balachar in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar recorded at 3.61 degrees Celsius.

Ayanagar was the coldest place in Delhi with the temperature recorded at four degrees Celsius. The average temperature in the city remains around seven degrees.

Merut in Uttar Pradesh recorded the coldest temperature at four degrees Celsius. The lowest temperature, in plains, was recorded in Rajasthan's Churu with 0.5 degrees Celsius.