Cold winds increase cold in North India

new Delhi:

For the last few days, the whole of North India, including the country's capital Delhi, is experiencing severe cold.

On the other hand, the dense fog increased the problems of the people.

However, today there has definitely been some relief from the cold and there was less fog on the roads.

Today's minimum temperature in Delhi is currently 7 degree Celsius.

Whereas the maximum can go up to 17.5 degree Celsius.

The visibility in Delhi was 50 meters on the previous day, whereas today the visibility has remained normal due to less fog, due to which people also got relief.

According to the Meteorological Department, it has issued an alert for the next five days regarding the fog.

There is a fog alert for Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and other areas for the next few days.

During the next few hours, dense fog may occur in parts of Punjab, Haryana, North Rajasthan, West Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

Apart from this, there is also a possibility of cold wave in parts of Punjab, Haryana Delhi, North Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Cold day conditions are likely to subside during the next 24 hours and may be seen only in a few areas. 

The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted the minimum temperature to reach 5 degree Celsius in the first week of the new year.

According to the Meteorological Department, the wind coming from the northwest is increasing the winter in Delhi.

Cold wave and severe cold wave conditions prevailed at some places in Delhi on the previous day.

The lowest minimum temperature of four degrees was recorded in Delhi's Ayanagar.

The minimum temperature was 4.4 degree Celsius in Ridge and 4.5 degree Celsius in Mungeshpur.

On Monday, the minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded around five degrees.

The national capital recorded a 'very cold day' on Tuesday with the minimum temperature in Delhi settling below that of Dehradun, Dharamsala and Nainital.

In comparison, Dehradun recorded a minimum temperature of seven degrees Celsius, Dharamshala 6.2 degrees Celsius and Nainital 7.2 degrees Celsius.

Meteorologists have attributed this drop in day temperature to cold northwesterly winds passing through the plains and less sunlight due to foggy weather.

Mahesh Palawat, vice-president of the Meteorology and Climate Change Department of 'Skymet Weather', said that due to the Western Disturbance, there was snowfall again in the mountains on December 25-26, after which the north-west cold winds are now blowing in the plains.

Dense to very dense fog enveloped wide parts of northwest India including parts of National Capital Region (NCR), Haryana, Punjab, West Uttar Pradesh and North Rajasthan on Tuesday.

Visibility dropped to just 50 meters in the national capital affecting road traffic and train movement.

Fog remained in many parts of Punjab and Haryana, where it was cold on Tuesday as well.

At the same time, the period of severe cold continues in Rajasthan where the minimum temperature was recorded at 0.5 degree Celsius in Churu last Monday night.

Kashmir is in the grip of cold wave and the temperature in the entire valley has dropped by several degrees Celsius, causing the mercury to go further below zero.

Officials told on Tuesday that the minimum temperature of Monday night has dropped by one to two degrees as compared to Sunday night.

Officials said that due to the harsh winter, water has frozen in the pipelines supplying water in many areas.

The interior of Dal Lake and other water bodies in the valley also froze.

He said that the minimum temperature in Srinagar was minus 4.8 degree Celsius, while the mercury here was minus 3.5 degree Celsius on Sunday night.

Pahalgam and adjoining areas in south Kashmir received some snowfall but the valley is witnessing dry weather at present and there is no major forecast of rain till the end of December.

The period of 'Chillai-Kalan' is still going on in Kashmir.

It started on 21 December.

It lasts for 40 days, in which a significant drop in temperature is recorded along with cold wave in the Kashmir Valley.

There is a strong possibility of snowfall during this period, especially in the high altitude areas, there is heavy snowfall.

The period of 'Chillai-Kalan' will end on January 30 and after that the 20-day 'Chillai-Khurd' will begin, in which the cold wave will continue in the Kashmir Valley.

Then there will be a period of 'Chillai Bacha' for 10 days, then the cold will start decreasing in the valley.

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