Snowfall in Shimla… Now a cold wind is blowing…
– Photo: Amar Ujala
From January 16 to 20, a cold snap will break out in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR, Punjab including Bihar and Northern Madhya Pradesh. The minimum temperature can drop to 3 to 6 degrees Celsius and can rise to 3 degrees in many areas. In some areas, including Delhi, the cold will also intensify on Sunday. On Saturday, the minimum temperature in most areas, including Delhi-NCR, remained between 7-10 degrees.
Himachal Pradesh’s Rohtang has received 60 cm of snowfall, Atal Tunnel in the north 30 cm and 45 cm in the south. The Meteorological Service said there will be dense fog in the night and morning for the next five days, and very dense fog in some places. This change is expected due to the effect of heavy snowfall in the higher regions of Jammu-Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. There is also a chance of heavy snow and rainfall in these areas next week. Due to snowfall, cold snap and fog, it will be cold even during the day in North India.
Mercury dropped due to icy winds, increased chill
Due to the icy wind blowing from the northwest, the chill in Delhi has increased again. Due to the cold wave in the coming days, the minimum temperature is expected to rise to four degrees Celsius. The Meteorological Service has predicted a slightly cloudy day from Sunday. From January 15, there is a chance of cold waves again in various parts of Delhi and neighboring states. On the other hand, the department issued a warning signal Yellow from Tuesday to January 20.
According to the Regional Meteorological Center, New Delhi, the temperature is dropping due to the cold wave moving in from the northwest. Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 18.4 degrees Celsius on Saturday, two steps below normal. However, the minimum temperature was recorded at 10.2 degrees Celsius, three steps above normal. The Pitampura area of Delhi recorded the highest maximum temperature of 19.5 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature here was also 12.8 degrees Celsius.
Zafarpur remained the coldest area
The Jafarpur area remained the coldest in the capital. The maximum temperature was recorded here at 16.8 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature was 9.6 degrees Celsius. On the other hand, speaking of NCR, the maximum temperature was recorded at 16.6 degrees Celsius in Ghaziabad, 17.2 degrees Celsius in Gurugram and 19.4 degrees Celsius in Faridabad. Yellow alarm until January 20 According to the Meteorological Service, the minimum temperature will drop from Sunday.
On January 17, the temperature is expected to reach four degrees. According to the Meteorological Department, there is a chance of dense fog in the NCR region, including Delhi, until next week. At the same time, the department has issued a yellow alert for cold waves and cold days until January 20. If the department agrees, the weather will be clear on Sunday and light fog is predicted for the morning. At the same time, the maximum temperature is recorded up to 17 degrees, and the minimum temperature up to 7 degrees.
Two days chance of heavy rain in the Himalayan region
Due to the fresh Western Disturbance, there will be a change in weather in the Western Himalayan region after January 18. From Jammu-Kashmir to Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, rain and snow fall for two days. Another Western Disturbance will hit the region on the night of January 20, bringing a chance of rain and snow in some areas.
snowfall increased brightness
Fresh snowfall in the higher regions of Himachal Pradesh including Shimla, Manali and Kufri has lit up the faces of tourists. Hotels are full in all tourist places of the state. However, 276 roads, including four state highways, are closed due to snowfall. People’s difficulties have also increased due to the burning of 172 transformers.
Blizzard Warning in 12 Districts of Jammu and Kashmir
The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which was closed due to heavy snowfall, opened on Saturday. The flights have also started, but the snowfall continues. A snowstorm hit a village in the Gurez sector of the Bandipora district on Saturday, though no casualties were reported. Along with Bandipora, there is a blizzard warning in 12 districts including Baramulla, Doda, Ganderbal, Kishtwar, Poonch.