North shivers as Srinagar records lowest temperature in 8 years; no relief for few more days

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Srinagar: A vegetable vendor breaks the frozen floor of Dal Lake to row his boat, throughout sundown in Srinagar, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021

There was no let-up in the extreme chilly situations in the north and northwestern elements of the nation on Wednesday as Srinagar recorded its lowest temperature in eight years, whereas some locations reported visitors disruptions as fog decreased visibility. A chilly wave gripped the nationwide capital too as frosty winds from the snow-clad western Himalayas introduced the minimal temperature down to three.2 levels Celsius. A dense fog blanketed some elements of the town, reducing visibility to 50 metres and affecting visitors motion.

The IMD stated the lowest minimal temperature of 0.2 levels Celsius was reported at Ganganagar (West Rajasthan) over the plains of the nation. As a result of prevalence of dry north/northwesterly winds, minimal temperatures are very prone to stay beneath regular over most elements of Northwest India throughout subsequent 3-4 days, the IMD stated.

“Therefore, Chilly Day/Extreme Chilly Day situations very prone to proceed in many pockets over Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and in some pockets of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand throughout subsequent 3 days,” it stated.

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Chilly wave to extreme chilly wave situations are additionally possible in many pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and Uttar Pradesh; in some pockets East Rajasthan and in remoted pockets over West Rajasthan throughout subsequent 3-4 days, the IMD stated.

In the meantime, scattered to pretty widespread rainfall with remoted heavy to very heavy rainfall and average thunderstorm and lightning may be very possible over south Tamil Nadu, south Kerala and Lakshadweep throughout the subsequent 24 hours, the IMD stated in its 8 pm bulletin.

It stated extraordinarily heavy rainfall was noticed at remoted locations over Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

“Immediately, chilly day situations at a few locations with Extreme Chilly Day situations at remoted locations (had been) noticed over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and East Uttar Pradesh; Chilly Day to Extreme Chilly Day situations at remoted locations over West Uttar Pradesh and Chilly Day situations in remoted locations over Punjab,” the IMD stated.

Himachal Pradesh’s Keylong and Kalpa shivered at subzero temperatures, whereas state capital Shimla registered a low of 5.7 levels Celsius, the meteorological division stated.

Lahaul and Spiti’s administrative centre Keylong continued to be the coldest place in the state at minus 11.4 levels Celsius, Shimla MeT centre director Manmohan Singh stated.

Kalpa recorded a low of minus 2.6 levels Celsius, he added.

In Uttar Pradesh, chilly wave situations prevailed at remoted locations as Churk recorded the lowest temperature of three.2 levels Celsius.

Dense to very dense fog occurred at remoted locations over the state.

Intense chilly situations prevailed in elements of Rajasthan too, the place Ganganagar was recorded as the coldest place at 0.2 diploma Celsius.

The Kashmir Valley reeled beneath extreme chilly too, with Srinagar metropolis — the summer time capital of Jammu and Kashmir — recording its lowest minimal temperature in eight years, the Meteorological Division stated right here on Wednesday.

Srinagar recorded a low of minus 7.8 levels Celsius, which was the lowest temperature recorded in the town in eight years, an official of the MET division stated.

He stated the very same minimal temperature was recorded in the town in 2012 on January 14.

The remainder of the Valley was additionally reeling beneath intense chilly.

Biting chilly situations prevailed in most elements of Punjab and Haryana additionally 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 traditional. Hisar was the 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 traditional.

Amongst different locations in the state, Ambala, Karnal and Rohtak skilled chilly situations at 7.8, 6.5 and 5 levels Celsius, respectively, an official of the India Meteorological Division (IMD) stated right here.

Bhiwani and Sirsa reeled beneath chilly 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.

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