new Delhi: North India Cold conditions intensified on Tuesday in many parts of the state and dense fog enveloped many states while Delhi recorded the lowest minimum temperature so far this season, while night temperature in Kashmir went below zero. Dense fog enveloped Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh received very light rains at many places, while temperatures in Haryana and Punjab went below normal. In Himachal Pradesh, Keylong and Kalpa recorded zero degree temperatures in the last 24 hours despite dry weather. The icy winds blowing from the snow-covered Western Himalayas brought Delhi’s mercury down to 4.1 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, which is the city’s lowest temperature so far this season.
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Said that the maximum temperature has also come down to 18.5 degree Celsius, which is four degree Celsius below normal. According to the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides temperature data for the city, the minimum temperature on Tuesday morning was 4.1 degrees Celsius, five degrees Celsius below normal. The temperature in Jafarpur was recorded at 3.6 degree Celsius. The Meteorological Department said that the minimum temperature at Iyanagar and Lodhi Road meteorological centers was recorded at four degrees and 4.2 degrees Celsius respectively.
In the last week of December last year, the minimum temperature reached below five degrees Celsius. According to the Meteorological Department, the temperature in Delhi will continue to decline further. On Wednesday, the minimum temperature is expected to be around 3 degrees Celsius and by Friday it is expected to be below five degrees Celsius. Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s regional forecasting center, said that in small areas like Delhi, if temperatures are below 10 degrees Celsius for one day or 4.5 degrees Celsius below normal for two consecutive days, a cold wave can be declared. .
Delhi’s air quality remained in the “poor” category. The city’s average air quality index was 230 during the 24 hours. The night temperature in the Kashmir valley fell below the freezing point while Gulmarg, the famous tourist destination, was the coldest place with minus 10.2 degree Celsius. Meteorological Department officials said that the temperature in all the meteorological centers of the valley was recorded below the freezing point. He said Gulmarg, the famous ski-resort in North Kashmir, recorded a temperature of minus 10.2 degrees Celsius, six degrees below normal. He said the minimum temperature was minus 5.3 degree Celsius in Pahalgam resort in South Kashmir and minus 3.2 degree Celsius in Srinagar.
Officials said the temperature in Qazigund in the valley was minus 2.6 degree Celsius, while Kupwara in the north recorded minus 2.3 degree Celsius and Kokernag in the south recorded minus 4.2 degree Celsius. The Meteorological Department has said that the weather is likely to remain dry till December 21, with the possibility of further decrease in night temperature. Churu in Rajasthan recorded a minimum of 5.2 degrees on Monday night, while it was 5.3 degrees in Pilani.
According to the Meteorological Department, the minimum temperature was 5.6 degrees in Bikaner, 6.4 degrees in Ganganagar, 6.6 degrees in Faludi, 7.0 degrees in Sikar, 7.4 degrees in Jaisalmer and eight degrees in Alwar. At the same time, it was 9.8 degrees Celsius in the capital Jaipur. The Meteorological Department said on Tuesday that the minimum temperature in the state is expected to fall further in the next twenty-four hours. In Himachal Pradesh, Keylong, the administrative center of the tribal district of Lahaul-Spiti, was the coldest place in the state with a minimum temperature of minus 6.4 degrees Celsius.
Kalpa in Kinnaur district recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.7 degrees Celsius. Manali, Dalhousie and Kufri recorded minimum temperatures of 0.2, 1.4 and 2.8 degrees Celsius respectively. Shimla recorded a minimum temperature of 3.6 degree Celsius. Temperatures in Haryana and Punjab went below normal limits. In Haryana, the minimum temperature in Hisar went six degrees below normal, where the temperature dropped to 3 degree Celsius, while in Karnal too, the minimum temperature was recorded at 6 degree Celsius, two degrees below normal. However, the minimum temperature in Chandigarh, the joint capital of the two states, was 9.
It was 6 degrees Celsius, three degrees above normal, while the daytime temperature of the city was 17.2 degrees Celsius. In many places of Uttar Pradesh, the cold has increased considerably.
There was very dense fog at many places in the state. The state capital Lucknow recorded a minimum temperature of 10.9 degrees Celsius, while Allahabad recorded a minimum temperature of 15.2 degrees Celsius. The fog enveloped the region on Tuesday morning due to a drop in the maximum temperature with a rise in humidity in Mumbai and some other parts of Maharashtra. Traffic movement between Mumbai and Nashik was slow in the morning due to fog, which is one of the busiest routes for commercial vehicles. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), maximum temperatures in central Maharashtra recorded a significant fall, with fog enveloping some areas including Mumbai and Nashik due to increased moisture in the weather.
Meteorological Department officials said, “The maximum temperature in central Maharashtra was recorded at 5.1 degree Celsius. Similarly, the Konkan region and Goa recorded a drop in temperature from 3.1 to five degrees Celsius on Monday, leading to freezing in these areas including Mumbai. ” He said that at some places in the Vidarbha region of the state, the maximum temperature dropped from 1.6 to three degrees Celsius. According to an IMD report, while the maximum temperature dropped, in many places in Madhya Maharashtra and Vidarbha, the minimum temperature was increased by five degrees Celsius above normal. The IMD said the Konkan region and Goa too recorded a rise in minimum temperatures by 3.1 and five degrees Celsius above normal.