Snowfall in Shimla… Now cold winds will blow…
– Photo: Amar Ujala
There will be an outbreak of cold wave in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR, Punjab including Bihar and North Madhya Pradesh from January 16 to 20. The minimum temperature may drop to 3 to 6 degree Celsius and may reach 3 degree in many areas. In some areas including Delhi, the cold will increase on Sunday as well. 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 and 45 cm in the south. The Meteorological Department told that for the next five days there will be dense fog in the night and morning, and in some places very dense fog. This change is expected due to the effect of heavy snowfall in the higher reaches of Jammu-Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. There is a possibility of heavy snowfall and rain in these areas next week as well. Due to snowfall, cold wave and fog, it will be cold in North India even during the day.
Mercury dropped due to icy winds, increased chill
Due to the icy winds blowing from the north-west direction, the chill has increased once again in Delhi. Due to cold wave in the coming days, the minimum temperature is expected to reach four degrees Celsius. The Meteorological Department has predicted a partly cloudy day from Sunday. From January 15, there is a possibility of cold wave conditions again in different parts of Delhi and neighboring states. On the other hand, from Tuesday till January 20, the department has issued a warning of Yellow Alert.
According to the Regional Meteorological Center, New Delhi, the temperature is falling due to the cold wave running from the north-west direction. Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 18.4 degrees Celsius on Saturday, two notches below normal. However, the minimum temperature was recorded at 10.2 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal. Pitampura area of Delhi recorded the highest maximum temperature of 19.5 degree Celsius. The minimum temperature here was also 12.8 degree Celsius.
Zafarpur remained the coldest area
Jafarpur area remained the coldest in the capital. The maximum temperature here was recorded at 16.8 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature was 9.6 degree Celsius. On the other hand, talking about NCR, the maximum temperature was recorded at 16.6 degree Celsius in Ghaziabad, 17.2 degree Celsius in Gurugram and 19.4 degree Celsius in Faridabad. Yellow alert till January 20 According to the Meteorological Department, there will be a drop in the minimum temperature from Sunday.
By January 17, the temperature is expected to reach four degrees. According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of dense fog in the NCR region including Delhi till next week. At the same time, the department has issued a yellow alert for cold wave and cold days till January 20. If the department agrees, the weather will be clear on Sunday and it has forecast light fog in the morning. At the same time, the maximum temperature will be recorded up to 17 degrees and the minimum temperature will be up to 7 degrees.
Heavy rain possible for two days in the Himalayan region
Due to the fresh Western Disturbance, there will be a change in the weather in the Western Himalayan region after January 18. From Jammu-Kashmir to Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, after that there will be rain and snow for two days. On the night of January 20, again a Western Disturbance will affect the region and due to it there is a possibility of rain and snow in some areas.
snowfall increased brightness
Fresh snowfall in the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh including Shimla, Manali and Kufri has lit up the faces of tourists. Hotels are full in all the tourist places of the state. However, 276 roads including four national highways have been closed due to snowfall. People’s difficulties have also increased due to burning of 172 transformers.
Snow storm warning in 12 districts of Jammu and Kashmir
The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which was closed due to heavy snowfall, opened on Saturday. Flights have also started, but snowfall continues. A snowstorm hit a village in Gurez sector of Bandipora district on Saturday, though no casualties were reported. Along with Bandipora, there is a warning of snow storm in 12 districts including Baramulla, Doda, Ganderbal, Kishtwar, Poonch.