Cold Wave Alert: Cold wave has returned once again in North Indian states. The Meteorological Department has expressed the possibility of severe cold wave in 6 states including Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. The next three seasons are likely to remain like this. At the same time, mercury has dropped by 4 to 7 degrees in many states including Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Yellow alert has been issued for Delhi for three days from 16 to 18 January. IMD has appealed people to be more careful during cold wave. In many areas of Rajasthan, the temperature has reached minus. On the other hand, there is heavy snowfall in the high altitude areas of Jammu Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Cold wave has started in many states including Delhi, Haryana, Punjab on Sunday. The mercury has dropped by five degrees in 24 hours. The Meteorological Department has predicted the temperature to drop by 4 to 7 degrees in the next few days. Due to the icy winds coming from the Himalayan regions, the temperature is expected to drop more during the morning and night hours across North India.
Yellow alert of cold wave in Delhi
The Meteorological Department has issued an alert regarding the cold wave in the capital Delhi. Safdarjung recorded a minimum temperature of 4.7 degrees. Whereas, Jafarpur recorded 2.6 degree Celsius, Lodhi Road 3.8 degree Celsius and Ayanagar 3 degree Celsius. An IMD official said, the north-westerly winds are blowing towards Delhi and the sky is being seen clear. The night temperature is dropping rapidly. Yellow alert has been issued for Delhi for three days from 16 to 18 January. IMD has appealed people to be more careful during cold wave.
Temperature in minus in many areas of Rajasthan
North and northwest India reeled under bone-chilling cold on Sunday with Fatehpur in Rajasthan’s Sikar district recording a minimum temperature of minus 4.7 degrees Celsius. Churu, located near the Thar Desert, recorded the season’s lowest minimum temperature of -2.5 degrees Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department.
Snowy winds brought down the minimum temperature in the range of 3 to 5 degree Celsius in many areas of north and northwest India. The Meteorological Department has said that cold wave to severe cold wave conditions are prevailing in parts of Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi and West Madhya Pradesh.
condition of other states
Talking about other states, the Meteorological Department has expressed the possibility of further three temperature drops in parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. The outbreak of cold wave will continue in these states for the next three days. It was -1 degree Celsius in Faridkot, Punjab on Sunday. Amritsar recorded a minimum temperature of 1.6 degrees Celsius. Ludhiana, Patiala, Pathankot, Bathinda and Gurdaspur recorded minimum temperatures of 4.9, 4.2, 8, 1 and 3.7 degrees Celsius, respectively.
The weather bureau has said that the minimum temperature is likely to drop further by about 2 degree Celsius in many parts of northwest and central India by January 17-18. Cold wave to severe cold wave conditions will prevail in many parts of Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi and Punjab.
The temperature in Anantnag was -10.9 degrees.
According to the Meteorological Department, there is snowfall in the higher reaches of Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. More snowfall is expected in the coming days. Night temperatures remained below the freezing point (0 degrees) at most places in Kashmir. Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 0.6 degrees Celsius on Saturday night, which is half a degree less than the previous night. Pahalgam in Anantnag district recorded a minimum temperature of -10.9 degrees Celsius, five notches lower than the night before. It was the coldest place recorded in Jammu and Kashmir.