Delhi woke as much as a bone-chilling cold at a minimal temperature of 3.2 levels Celsius on Wednesday as a dense layer of fog engulfed the nationwide Capital. The cold wave situation has gripped other parts of North India as properly.
Minimal temperatures of 5.2 levels Celsius and 4.8 levels Celsius recorded at Palam and Safdarjung, respectively at 5:30 am at the moment in Delhi, in accordance with the India Meteorological Division.
Together with the dip within the temperature, Delhi’s air high quality has additionally turned ‘very poor’ with the general air high quality index (AQI) standing at 301, as per the System of Air High quality & Climate Forecasting & Analysis (SAFAR).
In the meantime, Kanpur recorded a minimal temperature of 5 levels Celsius.
Cold wave situations proceed to prevail within the Valley with Srinagar witnessing a temperature of minus 7.8 final night time – the bottom in a few years for the month of January.
As a result of of the freezing temperature, parts of the well-known Dal lake have additionally frozen. The climate division has predicted that it’ll proceed to stay dry and cold in Kashmir for at least one week.
Intense cold wave situations prevailed in most parts of Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday with Narnaul being the coldest place in each the states at 1.4 levels Celsius.
Narnaul in Haryana recorded a low of three notches beneath the conventional. Hisar was one other place the place the mercury settled beneath the two levels Celsius-mark. It registered a minimal temperature of 1.7 levels Celsius, 5 notches beneath the conventional.
Amongst other locations within the state, Ambala, Karnal and Rohtak skilled cold situations at 7.8, 6.5 and 5 levels Celsius, respectively, an official of the India Meteorological Division (IMD) mentioned right here.
Bhiwani and Sirsa reeled underneath cold 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.
Amongst other locations in Punjab, Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala registered their respective minimums at 3.5, 3.8 and 6.4 levels Celsius, as much as two levels beneath the conventional.
The minimal temperatures of Pathankot, Adampur, Halwara, Bathinda, Faridkot and Gurdaspur settled at 9.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.2, 4 and eight.2 levels Celsius respectively.
A thick blanket of fog enveloped many locations, together with Bhiwani, Sirsa and Bathinda within the morning.
(With inputs from PTI)