A extreme chilly day was recorded in Delhi and northern states with chilly wave situations set to prevail within the coming days. Icy northerly winds from the Himalayas introduced down the mercury in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and different states.
The Delhi’s Safdarjung observatory recorded a minimal temperature of four.5 levels Celsius, three notches beneath regular. The Ridge station recorded the bottom minimal temperature at three.5 levels Celsius. The Ayanagar observatory recorded three.eight levels Celsius.
Based on the India Meteorological Division (IMD), the chilly spell in Delhi is more likely to additional intensify. It mentioned that the utmost temperature dropped to 15.2 levels Celsius, seven notches beneath regular and the bottom to this point this season.
The evening temperature dipped to minus 1 diploma Celsius in Rajasthan’s Mount Abu. Amongst plain areas within the desert state, Sikar was recorded because the coldest place at zero.5 diploma Celsius.
A chilly day is when the minimal temperature is lower than 10 levels Celsius and the utmost is four.four levels Celsius beneath regular.
Kuldeep Srivastava, head of the IMD’s regional forecasting centre, mentioned the Western Himalayas recorded widespread snowfall as a result of robust western disturbances and frosty winds have been blowing in direction of the plains, inflicting the mercury to drop. For the plains, the IMD declares a chilly wave when the minimal temperature is 10 levels Celsius or decrease, and four.5 notches lower than regular for 2 consecutive days.
“Nonetheless, for small areas resembling Delhi, a chilly wave could be declared if the factors are fulfilled even for a day,” Srivastava mentioned.
Chilly wave situations prevailed in Himachal Pradesh with Keylong, Manali and Kalpa recording sub-zero temperatures within the final 24 hours. The climate remained dry within the hill state, however the minimal temperature decreased by one to 2 notches, a MeT division official mentioned. Keylong, administrative centre of the tribal district of Lahaul-Spiti, continued to be the coldest place within the state at minus eight levels Celsius, MeT Shimla centre director Manmohan Singh mentioned.
The minimal temperature at well-known vacationer vacation spot of Manali was recorded at minus 1.2 levels Celsius. Dalhousie and Kufri recorded a low of zero.four and 1.four levels Celsius, respectively. The best temperature within the state was recorded in Solan at 21 levels Celsius. Chilly wave additionally swept Haryana and Punjab as fog lowered visibility at few locations. Chandigarh, the widespread capital of the 2 states, recorded a minimal temperature of 5.1 levels Celsius, MeT officers mentioned.
In Haryana, Ambala, Hisar, Karnal, Bhiwani, Rohtak and Sirsa recorded beneath regular minimal temperatures of four.four levels Celsius, four.2 levels Celsius, four.9 levels Celsius, four.eight levels Celsius, four.four levels Celsius and four.eight levels Celsius, respectively. Amritsar in Punjab additionally skilled a chilly evening at four.2 levels Celsius, whereas Ludhiana registered a low of 5.5 levels Celsius.
Based on the MeT division officers, fog lowered visibility within the morning at some locations resembling Karnal, Hisar, Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala. Very gentle rain occurred at remoted locations in Uttar Pradesh, whereas Bareilly was the coldest place within the state at three.three levels Celsius. The climate was primarily dry throughout the state. The best temperature within the state was recorded at 24.6 levels Celsius in Gorakhpur, the MeT division right here mentioned.
The weatherman has warned of chilly wave to extreme chilly wave situations at a number of locations in West UP and at remoted pockets in East UP.