New Delhi (EMS). Cold wave continues with dense fog these days in many parts of the country. Besides, there is also a possibility of rain in many areas. At present, severe cold continues in many parts of North India. India Meteorological Department, IMD, said that cold to extreme cold conditions may persist in many parts of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan in the coming days. Very dense morning fog is likely to prevail over parts of northwest India for the next three to four days. It is known that when visibility is between zero to 50 meters, it is very dense fog, between 51 to 200 meters is dense fog, between 201 to 500 meters is moderate and between 501 to 1,000 meters is light fog. Talking about the recent situation, there is a layer of fog in the northern plains since Saturday morning. This reduced visibility and affected traffic.
An Indian Railways spokesperson said 23 Delhi-bound trains were affected due to fog on Friday. The cold wave continues here in Delhi. Safdarjung Observatory, a major meteorological centre, recorded a minimum temperature of 3.9 degrees Celsius in the national capital on Friday, the lowest of the season. The maximum temperature recorded in the capital was 19.3 degrees Celsius. The people of the capital will not get respite from the cold even today. The icy winds have increased the shivering of the people even more. Cold winds are being felt from Delhi-NCR to Purvanchal of UP. It is true that due to cloudy weather during the day the temperature at night increases slightly.
Here, many areas including Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana are experiencing severe cold where the minimum temperature has reached near zero. The mercury was recorded at 1.4 degrees Celsius in Amritsar and 2 degrees Celsius in Bathinda. In Haryana, Narnaul recorded 2.2 degrees Celsius, Hisar 2.6 and Jhajjar recorded 3.1 degrees Celsius. In Mound Abu, Rajasthan, the minimum temperature reached minus 1 degree Celsius on Friday. Similarly, red alert for fog continues today in different areas of Punjab. Orange alert of fog has been issued here for the next three days. Whereas the possibility of rain has been expressed in some parts.
Similarly, a drop in temperature was recorded in other hilly areas of Uttarakhand including Dehradun, due to which the entire state came in the grip of severe cold. The Meteorological Department said that cold wave conditions will persist in the state for the next few days. The Meteorological Department has predicted cold wave and dense fog in the plains of Haridwar, Udham Singh Nagar, Dehradun, Pauri and Nainital districts of the state till January 16. There is a possibility of rain and snowfall in many parts of central and high hills of Himachal Pradesh for the next 2 days.
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