There was no let-up within the intense chilly situations within the north and northwestern components of the nation on Wednesday as Srinagar recorded its lowest temperature in eight years, whereas some locations reported visitors disruptions as fog diminished 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 components of the town, reducing visibility to 50 metres and affecting 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 more likely to stay under regular over most components of Northwest India throughout subsequent 3-4 days, the IMD mentioned.
“Hence, Cold Day/Severe Cold Day situations very more likely to proceed in lots of pockets over Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and in some pockets of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand throughout subsequent 3 days,” it mentioned.
Cold wave to extreme chilly wave situations are additionally possible 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 average thunderstorm and lightning may be very possible 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, chilly day situations at just a few locations with Severe Cold Day situations at remoted locations (have been) noticed over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and East Uttar Pradesh; Cold Day to Severe Cold Day situations at remoted locations over West Uttar Pradesh and Cold Day situations in remoted locations 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 situations 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 situations prevailed in components of Rajasthan too, the place Ganganagar was recorded because the coldest place at 0.2 diploma Celsius.
The Kashmir Valley reeled beneath 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 beneath intense chilly.
Biting chilly situations prevailed in most components 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 traditional. 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 traditional.
Among different locations within the state, Ambala, Karnal and Rohtak skilled chilly situations 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 beneath chilly situations at 2.8 and three.4 levels Celsius, respectively.
Chandigarh, the joint capital of each states, recorded a low of 5.7 levels Celsius.