There is fog in some parts of Delhi.
Cold and foggy conditions continued in North India on Wednesday as well. Although there was some respite in the mercury due to bright sunshine in some areas including Delhi, the temperature may fall further after fresh snowfall in the hilly areas. Delhi-NCR witnessed light drizzle and cold winds from late night till early morning. Due to sunshine yesterday, the weather of Delhi has softened a bit at the moment, but today morning there is fog in some parts.
New Delhi | Severe cold wave and fog conditions continue to prevail in the national capital.
Visuals from Akshardham pic.twitter.com/S8MoAxt0KJ
— ANI (@ANI) January 12, 2023
Fresh snowfall occurred in Atal Tunnel Rohtang, Spiti and Pangi on Wednesday amid yellow alert in Himachal Pradesh. Showers also fell in Narkanda and Kufri. On the other hand, there was snowfall along with rain in the mountainous areas of Jammu and Kashmir. The cold has increased with drizzle in the plains as well. Dense fog has affected air and rail services. Two flights from Jammu to Delhi had to be canceled due to fog. Eight trains arrived late than scheduled.
First snowfall of the year in Badri-Kedardham
Higher reaches including Badrinath and Kedardham received first snowfall of the year. However, the reconstruction work in Kedarnath is in progress even amid snowfall. More than 100 laborers are engaged here. The maximum temperature was recorded here at 6 degree Celsius and the minimum minus 4 degree Celsius.
Mass changed in UP too
On the other hand, the Meteorological Department has predicted drizzling rain with cloudy weather in the western areas of Uttar Pradesh during the next two days. According to Atul Kumar Singh, senior meteorologist of the Regional Meteorological Center, there will be no respite from the melting. Drizzle may occur in western Uttar Pradesh on January 12-13. There are chances of cloudy sky in Lucknow as well. Dense fog will remain in most of the districts.
The Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for Deoria, Gorakhpur, Sant Kabirnagar, Basti, Kushinagar, Maharajganj, Siddharthnagar, Gonda, Pilibhit, Balrampur, Shravasti, Bahraich, Lakhimpur Kheri, Moradabad, Rampur, Bareilly, Shahjahanpur, and surrounding areas. . Varanasi and surrounding areas, Lucknow and its surrounding areas, Meerut, Kasganj, Amroha, Sambhal, Bandayu etc. in western Uttar Pradesh have been kept on yellow alert.