North Shivers as Srinagar Records Lowest Temp in 8 Years, No Relief for Few More Days
There was no let-up in the intense cold conditions in the north and northwestern parts of the nation on Wednesday as Srinagar recorded its lowest temperature level in 8 years, while some locations reported traffic disturbances as fog lowered exposure. A cold wave grasped the national capital too as wintry winds from the snow-clad western Mountain range brought the minimum temperature level down to 3.2 degrees Celsius. A thick fog blanketed some parts of the city, decreasing exposure to 50 metres and affecting traffic motion. The IMD said the lowest minimum temperature of 0.2 degrees Celsius was reported at Ganganagar (West Rajasthan) over the plains of the country.
Due to the prevalence of dry north/northwesterly winds, minimum temperatures are really most likely to remain listed below typical over most parts of Northwest India throughout next 3-4 days, the IMD stated “Thus, Cold Day/Severe Cold Day conditions most likely to continue in numerous pockets over Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and in some pockets of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand during next 3 days,” it stated.
Cold wave to severe cold wave conditions are likewise likely in lots of pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and Uttar Pradesh; in some pockets East Rajasthan and in isolated pockets over West Rajasthan during next 3-4 days, the IMD said. Meanwhile, scattered to fairly widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to extremely heavy rains and moderate thunderstorm and lightning is really most likely over south Tamil Nadu, south Kerala and Lakshadweep during the next 24 hours, the IMD stated in its 8 pm publication. It said incredibly heavy rainfall was observed at isolated places over Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.
” Today, cold day conditions at a few locations with Severe Cold Day conditions at isolated locations (were) observed over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and East Uttar Pradesh; Cold Day to Severe Cold Day conditions at isolated places over West Uttar Pradesh and Cold Day conditions in isolated locations over Punjab,” the IMD stated. Himachal Pradesh’s Keylong and Kalpa shivered at subzero temperature levels, while state capital Shimla registered a low of 5.7 degrees Celsius, the meteorological department stated.
Lahaul and Spiti’s administrative centre Keylong continued to be the coldest place in the state at minus 11.4 degrees Celsius, Shimla SATISFIED centre director Manmohan Singh said. Kalpa taped a low of minus 2.6 degrees Celsius, he included.
In Uttar Pradesh, cold wave conditions prevailed at separated locations as Churk taped the most affordable temperature level of 3.2 degrees Celsius. Dense to really thick fog took place at separated locations over the state.
Extreme cold conditions dominated in parts of Rajasthan too, where Ganganagar was recorded as the coldest location at 0.2 degree Celsius. The Kashmir Valley reeled under severe cold too, with Srinagar city– the summertime capital of Jammu and Kashmir– taping its lowest minimum temperature level in 8 years, the Meteorological Department stated here on Wednesday. Srinagar recorded a low of minus 7.8 degrees Celsius, which was the most affordable temperature recorded in the city in 8 years, an authorities of the MET department stated.
He said the precise same minimum temperature was taped in the city in 2012 on January14 The remainder of the Valley was likewise reeling under intense cold.
Biting cold conditions dominated in the majority of parts of Punjab and Haryana likewise with Narnaul being the coldest place in both the states at 1.4 degrees Celsius. Narnaul in Haryana tape-recorded a low of three notches listed below the regular. Hisar was the another location where the mercury settled listed below the 2 degrees Celsius-mark. It signed up a minimum temperature of 1.7 degrees Celsius, 5 notches listed below the regular.
To name a few places in the state, Ambala, Karnal and Rohtak experienced cold conditions at 7.8, 6.5 and 5 degrees Celsius, respectively, an authorities of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said here. Bhiwani and Sirsa reeled under cold conditions at 2.8 and 3.4 degrees Celsius, respectively.
Chandigarh, the joint capital of both states, taped a low of 5.7 degrees Celsius.
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