In north India, for many days, hailstorm has become a deadly cold. There are reports of 28 deaths from cold in Uttar Pradesh, eight in Jharkhand and 11 in Bihar. Many people have been killed in the fog caused by the accident. Rail, road and air traffic are badly affected. The coldest day of the season was recorded on Saturday in the national capital. The cold winds in Haryana have made people worse. Hisar recorded a temperature of 0.3 degrees Celsius. Pollution remained in very poor condition in almost all places in Delhi NCR.
Mercury at 2.4 in Delhi
According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the minimum temperature in the national capital Delhi was 2.4. Pollution has also increased in Delhi. Air Quality Index 360 was registered in RKPuram area of the capital. Delhi also recorded a low of 4.2 degrees Celsius on Friday. Red alert was issued due to the cold in Haryana, while lives have also been affected in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand. The coldest night of the season passed in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
Cold wave in northern India
In northwestern India, north-westerly cold winds are blowing due to which many parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, North Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh are hit by cold wave. In districts like Uttar Pradesh, Bulandshahr, Bagpat, Bijnor, Hapur, the minimum temperature was recorded at 3 degrees Celsius on Friday, while the minimum temperature in Mathura reached 2 degrees Celsius. In Bengal, many districts including Kolkata remained cloudy throughout the day and occasionally light rains. Due to rainfall, the temperature in Jharkhand has dropped sharply. The minimum temperature reached two degrees in Piparwar, 65 km from Ranchi.
Rainfall from December 31
According to Skymet Weather, a weather forecasting agency, there is a Western upheaval over northern Afghanistan that will begin to affect the western Himalayan regions from December 30. This could give New Delhi this time of the year with cold, showers and sleet. Not only because of this, there is a possibility of heavy rains in the north-west and central India with the rains between December 31 and January 1, as well as in places of sporadic rainfall.
The Indian Meteorological Department has stated in its All India Weather Warning Bulletin that the impact of Western disturbance in East India may also be seen on January 2. Such conditions can exacerbate people’s troubles. Dense fog is increasing the difficulty of people in many areas of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Northern Rajasthan and UP. Due to the dense fog, four flights to Delhi have been diverted. A total of 24 trains arriving from Delhi are running late.
Area of cyclonic winds over eastern Assam
Dense fog may also occur in some areas of northeastern India for the next 4-5 days after December 30. According to the Skymet Weather report, there is a cyclonic circulation in eastern Assam too. Due to this, sporadic rainfall has been observed in Odisha and Chhattisgarh along with Gangetic West Bengal. Not only this, light rainfall has also been observed in northern coastal Andhra Pradesh, Vidarbha, Telangana, central Maharashtra and parts of north interior Karnataka.
It will rain here
According to the meteorological department, light rains may occur in some places in the northeastern states along with coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Odisha. In Kashmir, water has turned into ice sheets in many water sources, including Dal Lake. The temperature difference between Jammu and Srinagar is only two degrees Celsius. Apart from this, temperatures have reached a very low temperature in Uttarakhand’s Joshimath in Chamoli and Mukeshwar in Kumaon. In Himachal too, the temperature was recorded below freezing point in many places.