Chilly wave circumstances continued to prevail within the northern states of the nation on Wednesday, whereas dense fog enveloped a number of areas, together with Jammu the place 9 flights have been cancelled resulting from poor visibility.
The India Meteorological Division stated a chilly wave swept by Delhi because the minimal temperature dipped to three.5 levels Celsius.
The Safdarjung Observatory, which gives consultant information for the town, recorded a minimal of three.5 levels Celsius and a most of 16.four levels Celsius.
The climate stations at Jafarpur and Lodhi Street recorded a low of three.5 levels Celsius and three.7 levels Celsius, respectively, it stated.
Throughout nighttime, “dense” fog decreased visibility to 50 meters within the Palam space. Nevertheless, it improved to 400 meters by 9 am. The visibility at Safdarjung was 500 meters.
Delhi’s air high quality was recorded within the “poor” class on Wednesday. Town’s 24-hour common air high quality index (AQI) was 290.
9 flights to and from Jammu Airport have been cancelled as a dense fog enveloped the area for a second day, whereas the prevailing chilly wave situation tightened its grip after the current snowfall within the excessive altitude areas. Jammu Airport Director Pravat Ranjan Beuria stated 5 extra flights have been delayed.
A dense fog returned to Jammu metropolis amid a drop within the evening temperature which settled at 2.9 levels Celsius, four.5 notches under regular throughout this a part of the season.
Nevertheless, the solar got here out round midday supplied some aid from the bone-chilling chilly and enchancment within the visibility in some areas.
Bhaderwah in Doda district was the coldest recorded place in Jammu area with a low of minus three.eight levels Celsius, a spokesman of the MET division stated.
The shrine atop Trikuta hills and adjoining areas additionally skilled the primary snowfall of the season on the weekend. Intense chilly wave circumstances swept Kashmir because the mercury fell under the freezing level throughout the valley.
The cloud cowl forward of Tuesday’s snowfall had stored the evening temperature across the freezing level for 2 consecutive nights in most components of the valley however the respite ended because the mercury plunged to minus 11 levels in Gulmarg in north Kashmir, the officers stated.
They stated Gulmarg vacationer vacation spot was the coldest recorded place within the valley.
Pahalgam, which serves as the bottom camp for annual Amarnath yatra in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 9 levels Celsius — a drop of six notches in 24 hours.
The officers stated the minimal temperature in Srinagar – the summer time capital of Jammu and Kashmir – was minus 2.2 levels Celsius on Tuesday evening.
There was dense to very dense fog at remoted locations in western Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday and chilly wave circumstances prevailed at just a few locations throughout the state.
The Lucknow meteorological workplace stated day temperatures fell markedly in Allahabad division, whereas there was no giant change within the state’s different divisions.
The day temperature was appreciably under regular in Jhansi, Agra and Meerut divisions and regular within the others. The bottom temperature within the state was recorded in Fursatganj at three.6 levels Celsius, whereas the very best was recorded in Banda at 23.6 levels Celsius.
The climate workplace forecast stated it could more than likely stay dry within the state and warned that dense fog was doubtless in western UP and remoted locations within the japanese a part of the state.
Chilly wave circumstances are prone to prevail at remoted locations within the state, the climate workplace stated.
The Meteorological Division has forecast rain and snowfall in Himachal Pradesh from January three to five. The Shimla MeT Centre has predicted rainfall in plains and low hills, and rain and snowfall in mid and excessive hills of the state from Sunday to Tuesday. In the meantime, the climate remained dry within the state within the final 24 hours, Shimla MeT centre director Manmohan Singh stated.
Keylong, Kalpa, Manali, Dalhousie and Kufri shivered at sub-zero temperature on Wednesday, Singh stated. Tribal district Lahaul-Spiti’s administrative centre Keylong remained the coldest place within the state at minus 12.7 levels Celsius, he stated.
Shimla recorded a low of zero.9 diploma Celsius.
Chilly circumstances persevered in components of Rajasthan the place mercury dipped under freezing level at two locations.
Mount Abu shivered at minus four levels Celsius, whereas within the plains Churu was the coldest, recording a minimal temperature of minus 1.5 levels Celsius adopted by Pilani the place the mercury settled at zero.5 levels.
Chilly wave circumstances prevailed in most components of Punjab and Haryana, whilst a thick layer of fog enveloped the 2 states within the morning.
The minimal temperatures hovered nicely under the conventional limits at most locations, though there was a marginal enhance as in comparison with Tuesday’s temperatures.
At a low of 1.eight levels Celsius, Amritsar was the coldest place in Punjab.
Chandigarh, the widespread capital of the 2 states, additionally skilled a chilly evening at four.6 levels Celsius.
Narnaul was the coldest place in Haryana recording a low of two.four levels Celsius, whereas Hisar, Sirsa and Bhiwani additionally reeled underneath biting chill with respective minimal temperatures of three.7, three.6 and three.9 levels Celsius.
In keeping with the MeT division officers, barring Rohtak, a thick blanket of fog enveloped the 2 states within the morning, lowering visibility ranges.
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