The northern and northwest parts of the country have been witnessing freezing cold and Srinagar recorded the lowest temperature in the last eight years. At the same time, traffic was affected in some places due to reduced visibility due to fog.
The national capital recorded a minimum temperature of 3.2 degrees Celsius due to icy winds from the western Himalayas. At the same time, the visibility level reached 50 meters due to the fog sheet in the city and this affected the traffic.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that Ganganagar in western Rajasthan recorded a minimum temperature of 0.2 degree Celsius. IMD said that due to the dry weather and north/northwest winds, the minimum temperature is expected to be below normal for most of the three-four days in most parts of the northwestern part of the country.
The IMD said that some areas of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand will experience severe cold during the next three days. IMD said cold wave at many places in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh. is likely to. During this time, a situation of the extreme cold wave can also be created.
IMD said in the bulletin issued at eight o'clock in the next 24 hours that there is a possibility of light to moderate rain and lightning in Tamil Nadu, southern Kerala, and Lakshadweep in the next 24 hours. IMD said heavy rains lashed far off places in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.
IMD said that in Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, eastern Uttar Pradesh, there was a cold winter in some places and cold and cold in some places. The remote places of western Uttar Pradesh and Punjab are experiencing a severe winter.
Mercury in Keylong and Kalpa in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday fell well below zero, while the capital Shimla recorded a minimum temperature of 5.7 degrees Celsius. The meteorological department gave this information.
Director of Shimla Meteorological Center Manmohan Singh said the mercury in Keylong, the administrative center of Lahaul Spiti, went down to minus 11.4 degrees Celsius and remains the coldest place in the state. Kalpa recorded a minimum temperature of minus 2.6 degrees Celsius.
Manali, Kufri, and Dalhousie recorded minimum temperatures of one degree, seven degrees, and 7.6 degrees Celsius respectively. Churk in Uttar Pradesh recorded the lowest minimum temperature of 3.2 degrees Celsius. Fog enveloped the remote areas of the state.
While the cold winter continued in Rajasthan on Wednesday, the night temperature in Ganganagar in the state was recorded at 0.2 degree Celsius, while Mount Abu, the only hill tourist destination of the state, had the minimum temperature once again below zero on Tuesday.
The Meteorological Department has issued a cold wave warning in several parts of the state for the next few days. The freezing cold continues in the Kashmir Valley and Srinagar city, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, has recorded the lowest minimum temperature in the last eight years.
An official of the meteorological department here said on Wednesday that Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 7.8 degrees Celsius, the lowest in the city in the last eight years. He said that earlier on January 14, 2012, the same minimum temperature was recorded.
The rest of the valley is also very cold. Cold wave conditions continued in most parts of Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday as well and Narnaul remained the coldest place in both the states with a minimum temperature of 1.4 degrees Celsius.
Narnaul in Haryana recorded a temperature of three degrees Celsius below normal. In Hisar too, the temperature was below two degrees Celsius. Hisar recorded a minimum temperature of 1.7 degrees Celsius, five degrees below normal. Chandigarh, the joint capital of the two states, recorded a minimum temperature of 5.7 degrees Celsius.
Punjab's Amritsar, Ludhiana, and Patiala have recorded minimum temperatures of 3.5, 3.8, and 6.4, respectively, which is two degrees below normal. Pathankot, Adampur, Halwara, Bhatinda, Faridkot, and Gurdaspur recorded minimum temperatures of 9.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.2, 4, and 8.2 degrees Celsius respectively.