Weather Update, Cold Alert, Weather Forecast: The cold wave continued to wreak havoc in the northern and northwestern regions of India on Sunday, due to which a decrease of three to five degrees Celsius was recorded in the minimum temperature. There is a possibility of some relief due to the Western Disturbance starting from Thursday, but before that the cold will increase further. Fatehpur in Rajasthan’s Sikar district was the coldest place in north-west India, recording a minimum temperature of minus 4.7 degrees Celsius. At the same time, Faridkot in Punjab recorded a minimum temperature of minus one degree Celsius.
The Meteorological Department says that due to the cold wave in various areas of Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi and West Madhya Pradesh on Sunday, the cold has increased a lot. According to the Meteorological Department, most parts of northwest and southeast Rajasthan recorded minimum temperatures between one and three degrees Celsius. Whereas in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and South-West Uttar Pradesh, the minimum temperature was recorded between three to five degrees Celsius. According to data available on the India Meteorological Department’s website, Churu district, located near the Thar desert, recorded the season’s lowest minimum temperature of minus 2.5 degrees Celsius.
According to Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi’s primary weather station, a drop of 4.7 degree Celsius has been recorded in the temperature. The national capital’s Jafarpur recorded a minimum temperature of 2.6 degrees Celsius, while Lodhi Road recorded 3.8, Ayanagar three and Ridge area 3.2 degrees Celsius. Southwest Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of minus 0.1 degree Celsius, according to the data of ‘Ujwa Automatic Weather Station (AWS)’ available on the website of the Meteorological Department. However, a senior Met department official said the AWS “is not working”. According to the Met department data, Delhi experienced severe cold between January 5 and 9 and it was the second coldest in the last decade. It’s been a week. During this, the city was wrapped in a blanket of fog for 50 hours, which is the longest time after 2019.
Punjab’s Amritsar recorded a minimum temperature of 1.6 degrees Celsius, while Ludhiana recorded 4.9, Patiala 4.2, Pathankot eight, Bathinda one and Gurdaspur 3.7 degrees Celsius. Chandigarh, the union territory and the common capital of Haryana-Punjab, recorded a minimum temperature of 6.7 degrees Celsius. According to the Meteorological Department, a drop of four to seven degrees Celsius has been recorded in the minimum temperature in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, East Rajasthan, West Uttar Pradesh and North-West Madhya Pradesh. No significant change was recorded in other parts of the North-West. According to the Meteorological Department, on January 17-18, there is a possibility of a drop of about two degrees Celsius in the minimum temperature in the north-western and central regions of India. On the other hand, there is a possibility of cold wave in Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi during this period.
According to the Meteorological Department, “There is a possibility of snowfall in some areas of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan between January 16 and 18.” Most places in Kashmir recorded sub-zero night temperatures. Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 0.6 degrees Celsius on Saturday night, which was half a degree less than Friday night. Kupwara district recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.3 degrees Celsius, officials said. Pahalgam in Anantnag district recorded a minimum temperature of minus 10.9 degrees Celsius, five notches less than the previous night. Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir was the coldest place.