Large elements of northwest India are experiencing “cold day” to “severe cold day” situations the place the utmost or day temperatures,too, have recorded a decline.
Many elements of Punjab, Haryana and West Rajasthan recorded no less than 6.four levels Celsius beneath regular day temperatures on Sunday resulting from an overcast sky. In a bulletin issued on Monday, the India Meteorological Department mentioned minimal temperatures over most elements of northwest India are anticipated to fall by three to 5 notches in the course of the subsequent 4 days.
Large elements of north India are already witnessing foggy situations. However, no vital change has been forecast over most elements of central and east India in the course of the subsequent two-three days, however it may possibly fall by as much as 4 notches thereafter, the IMD mentioned.
“What we are seeing now is that several parts of northwest India are experiencing severe cold day conditions. But cold wave may also impact these regions from December 17. While cold day conditions are associated with overcast sky which hasn’t allowed the day temperature to rise, even night temperatures will start falling. An intense western disturbance has passed and winds have changed to north-westerly direction bringing icy cold winds to the plains,” mentioned Kuldeep Shrivastava, head, regional climate forecasting centre.
Ok Sathi Devi, head, nationwide climate forecasting centre, mentioned:“The cold day conditions in northern states were mainly due to fog, clouding and incursion of very cold air following a western disturbance. Minimum temperatures have also started dropping since there is no WD expected and the previous WD has left a lot of snow on the hills.”
Meanwhile, a number of places in Jammu and Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh witnessed subzero minimal temperatures on Monday.