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Frigid wave intensifies in north India as Delhi, Srinagar file lowest minimum temperatures

Recent Delhi: The chilly wave sweeping by means of north India intensified at most locations within the disclose on Saturday, with Delhi as properly as Srinagar recording their lowest minimum temperatures of the season.

Many hill stations of Himachal Pradesh shivered at sub-zero temperatures as Lahaul-Spiti’s Keylong used to be recorded the coldest within the disclose at minus 12.1 degrees Celsius. The mercury dipped all the diagram by means of Punjab and Haryana too, with Adampur recording the lowest temperature within the twin states at minus 1.9 degrees Celsius.

Frigid wave prerequisites prevailed in Rajasthan, with the disclose’s simplest hill field, Mount Abu, recording a low of minus 1.4 degrees Celsius, while isolated locations in east Uttar Pradesh witnessed chilly to severe chilly prerequisites.

Frigid wave prerequisites were additionally noticed at isolated locations in Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Uttarakhand, west Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Dense fog used to be considered in isolated pockets in Punjab, east Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Meghalaya, and Tripura, it said.

The IMD had earlier said evening temperatures would proceed to be beneath traditional in north India over the subsequent week. In its forecast from 17 to 24 December and from 24-30 December, the IMD said the minimum temperatures would be beneath traditional by 2-6 degrees over most substances of northwest, central and east India.

Frigid winds from the snow-encumbered Western Himalayas persisted to sweep Delhi, resulting in biting chilly prerequisites because the minimum temperature dropped to 3.9 degrees Celsius, the lowest this season to this level.

“The Safdarjung Observatory, which affords representative recordsdata for the metropolis, recorded a low of three.9 degrees Celsius, four notches beneath traditional. The most temperature settled at 21.8 degrees Celsius,” an IMD qualified said.

The metropolis had recorded a “severe” chilly day on Thursday because the most temperature dropped to 15.2 degrees Celsius, seven notches beneath traditional and the lowest this season to this level. The minimum temperature is anticipated to soar spherical 5 degrees Celsius within the subsequent five to six days, the IMD said.

In Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar experienced the coldest evening of the season to this level at minus 6.6 degrees Celsius as other substances of the Valley reeled beneath freezing evening temperatures.

The Valley is bracing for the 40-day most harsh wintry climate period, ‘Chillai-Kalan’, from Monday when the possibilities of snow fall are high and the temperature drops severely.

The mercury in south Kashmir’s Pahalgam settled at minus 9.5 degrees Celsius and in Gulmarg, at minus 9.2 degrees Celsius.
Qazigund recorded as a minimum minus 5.9 degrees Celsius, Kupwara 6 degrees Celsius and Kokernag minus 6 degrees Celsius.

The Met department said there used to be a possibility of gentle to sensible snow fall on Monday and Tuesday at isolated locations of Kashmir.

In Himachal Pradesh, Keylong, Kalpa, Manali, Solan, Chamba and Mandi shivered at sub-zero temperatures.

Kalpa in Kinnaur district recorded a low of minus 3 degrees Celsius, while it used to be minus one degree Celsius in Manali. Solan, Mandi and Chamba recorded their respective minimums at minus 1.3 degrees Celsius, minus 1.1 degrees Celsius and minus 0.4 degree Celsius.

Una, Kufri and Dalhousie registered zero, 0.8 and 4.7 degrees Celsius respectively. The minimum temperature in Shimla used to be 4.4 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperatures hovered all the diagram by means of the freezing level at several locations in Punjab and Haryana. Chandigarh, the general capital, recorded a low of 4.3 degrees Celsius.

Punjab’s Halwara shivered at minus 0.8 degree Celsius, while it used to be 0.6 degree Celsius in Amritsar. The minimum temperatures of Faridkot, Pathankot, Bathinda, Ludhiana, Patiala and Gurdaspur were 1 degree Celsius, 2.2 degrees Celsius, 2.6 degrees Celsius, 2.8 degrees Celsius, 4 degrees Celsius

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