New Delhi : Winter season continues in Delhi and surrounding states. The fog and cold wave has intensified. The situation is almost the same in the whole of North India. After the snowfall stopped in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal and Uttarakhand, the sky has cleared but the harsh cold continues.
The next two days are expected to be frost in parts of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. On the other hand, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, UP and MP have orange alerts of cold waves for next 4-5 days, during which dense fog has also been predicted.
At the same time, there is also a possibility of heavy rain in some parts of South India. This morning, the minimum temperature in Delhi was around 6 degrees. Fresh snowfall in Poonch in Kashmir has once again increased the odds. There are thick sheets of snow on the road, the work of removing them is going on. Many areas have been completely closed due to snow.
Orange alert in the plains of North India
Severe cold continues in North India. The Meteorological Department has issued a 3-day orange alert for the northern plains including Delhi. In which temperature is said to go up to 3 degrees. During this, warning of heavy fog has also been given.
A similar alert has been issued for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry with forecast of heavy rainfall. Due to the impact of cyclone in the Comorin region, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala, Mahe and Lakshadweep are likely to get rain for the next 2-3 days. The department said that in the plains of northern India, the minimum temperature during this period is expected to be below normal.
“Due to dry northern / northwest winds, the minimum temperature is likely to remain below normal in most parts of northwest India during the next 4-5 days, leading to Punjab, parts of Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi. Cold wave is expected to continue in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand for the next 3 days.
According to the Meteorological Department, “Cold wave / strong cold wave is likely to occur over the next 3 days in parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and at isolated places in Uttar Pradesh, North Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan”. The IMD said that during the next 4-5 days, dense fog may remain over isolated places in northwest India.
The department has issued an Orange Alert for Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh for January 13-16. It has also issued an alert for Rajasthan for 13 January.
Here, Kedarnath Dham is wrapped with a 3 feet thick white sheet of snow. The Kedarnath temple complex is completely covered with snow. It has been snowing in the Kedarnath Dham since November. All reconstruction work in Dham is also closed due to snowfall.