- Moderate to dense fog expected in Delhi for next 4 days
- Night temperature decreased by several degrees in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh
- Minimum mercury reached 5 degrees in many districts of Haryana and Punjab
Even after half of January, many parts of the country including Delhi are witnessing cold weather. The situation is that with the cold wave in Delhi, the effect of fog is visible. Situation like Delhi is also in Bareilly, Lucknow, Gorakhpur of UP. At the same time, the outbreak of cold increased in many areas of Haryana and Punjab on Friday. Hisar in Haryana recorded a minimum temperature of 4.3 degrees Celsius and Bathinda in Punjab recorded a minimum temperature of 4.2 degrees Celsius.
Delhi: Coldest day of the season, dense fog will remain
So far, the effect of cold in Delhi-NCR is not taking its name. The situation is that along with the cold wave, the effect of fog is being seen tremendously in Delhi. On Friday morning it was very cold with dense fog throughout the day. Because of this, Friday was the coldest day of the season. The temperature was just 15.4 degree Celsius. It is 5 degrees Celsius below normal. The Meteorological Department says that on Saturday also it will be cloudy throughout the day. The capital is likely to see moderate to dense fog in the next four days. According to the Meteorological Department, a new Western Disturbance has become active. Due to this, light rain may occur in Delhi-NCR on January 18 and 19 in the capital. At the same time, there is a possibility of a decrease in cold in Delhi-NCR from next week.
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According to the Air Quality and Weather Bulletin, the air quality in Delhi-NCR is likely to deteriorate further, reaching the upper end of the very poor category on January 15. The air quality is likely to remain in the very poor category on January 16 as well, but it is likely to improve from January 18. Winds are likely to remain relatively slow with poor ventilation conditions till January 18.
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Haryana and Punjab: Mercury reaches 5 degrees in many districts
According to the Meteorological Department, Sirsa in Haryana also witnessed a cold night with the minimum temperature recorded at 5.4 degrees Celsius, while the mercury dropped to 7.5 degrees in Gurgaon, adjoining Delhi. Ambala recorded a minimum temperature of 10.3 degrees Celsius, which was above normal. It is freezing cold in Bathinda, Punjab. Yes, the minimum temperature recorded was 4.2 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature in Amritsar was 7.8 degrees Celsius. The night was also cold in Gurdaspur of the state with the minimum temperature recorded at 5.2. Chandigarh, the joint capital of both the states and the Union Territory, recorded a minimum temperature of 11 degrees Celsius.
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Jammu and Kashmir: Cold wave intensifies in Ladakh, mercury dips at night
Night temperatures in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have dropped by several degrees on Friday. The icy winds blowing from the mountains to the plains took the form of cold wave in both the union territories. An India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said that since the weather is likely to remain dry till January 16, the minimum temperatures may drop further in the next two days. On Friday, the minimum temperature in Srinagar was minus 3.6 degrees Celsius, it was minus 10.3 in Pahalgam and minus 10.5 in Gulmarg. In Ladakh region, the night temperature was minus 23.8 degrees Celsius in Drass city, minus 10.6 in Leh and minus 19.9 in Kargil.