There was no let-up within the intense chilly circumstances within the north and northwestern elements of the nation on Wednesday as Srinagar recorded its lowest temperature in eight years, whereas some locations reported site visitors disruptions as fog decreased visibility. A chilly wave gripped the nationwide capital too as frosty winds from the snow-clad western Himalayas introduced the minimal temperature down to three.2 levels Celsius. A dense fog blanketed some elements of town, reducing visibility to 50 metres and affecting site visitors motion.
The IMD mentioned the bottom minimal temperature of 0.2 levels Celsius was reported at Ganganagar (West Rajasthan) over the plains of the nation. Due to the prevalence of dry north/northwesterly winds, minimal temperatures are very prone to stay under regular over most elements of Northwest India throughout subsequent 3-4 days, the IMD mentioned.
“Hence, Cold Day/Severe Cold Day conditions very likely to continue in many pockets over Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and in some pockets of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand during next 3 days,” it mentioned.
Cold wave to extreme chilly wave circumstances are additionally seemingly in lots of pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and Uttar Pradesh; in some pockets East Rajasthan and in remoted pockets over West Rajasthan throughout subsequent 3-4 days, the IMD mentioned.
Meanwhile, scattered to pretty widespread rainfall with remoted heavy to very heavy rainfall and reasonable thunderstorm and lightning may be very seemingly over south Tamil Nadu, south Kerala and Lakshadweep through the subsequent 24 hours, the IMD mentioned in its 8 pm bulletin.
It mentioned extraordinarily heavy rainfall was noticed at remoted locations over Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.
“Today, cold day conditions at a few places with Severe Cold Day conditions at isolated places (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 places over Punjab,” the IMD mentioned.
Himachal Pradesh’s Keylong and Kalpa shivered at subzero temperatures, whereas state capital Shimla registered a low of 5.7 levels Celsius, the meteorological division mentioned.
Lahaul and Spiti’s administrative centre Keylong continued to be the coldest place within the state at minus 11.4 levels Celsius, Shimla MeT centre director Manmohan Singh mentioned.
Kalpa recorded a low of minus 2.6 levels Celsius, he added.
In Uttar Pradesh, chilly wave circumstances prevailed at remoted locations as Churk recorded the bottom temperature of three.2 levels Celsius.
Dense to very dense fog occurred at remoted locations over the state.
Intense chilly circumstances prevailed in elements of Rajasthan too, the place Ganganagar was recorded because the coldest place at 0.2 diploma Celsius.
The Kashmir Valley reeled underneath extreme chilly too, with Srinagar metropolis — the summer season capital of Jammu and Kashmir — recording its lowest minimal temperature in eight years, the Meteorological Department mentioned right here on Wednesday.
Srinagar recorded a low of minus 7.8 levels Celsius, which was the bottom temperature recorded within the metropolis in eight years, an official of the MET division mentioned.
He mentioned the very same minimal temperature was recorded within the metropolis in 2012 on January 14.
The remainder of the Valley was additionally reeling underneath intense chilly.
Biting chilly circumstances prevailed in most elements of Punjab and Haryana additionally with Narnaul being the coldest place in each the states at 1.4 levels Celsius.
Narnaul in Haryana recorded a low of three notches under the conventional. Hisar was the one other place the place the mercury settled under the two levels Celsius-mark. It registered a minimal temperature of 1.7 levels Celsius, 5 notches under the conventional.
Among different locations within the state, Ambala, Karnal and Rohtak skilled chilly circumstances at 7.8, 6.5 and 5 levels Celsius, respectively, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) mentioned right here.
Bhiwani and Sirsa reeled underneath chilly circumstances at 2.8 and three.4 levels Celsius, respectively.
Chandigarh, the joint capital of each states, recorded a low of 5.7 levels Celsius.