In most parts of North India, the minimum temperature fell on Sunday with Srinagar recording a minimum temperature of minus three degrees Celsius, while parts of Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 6.9 degrees Celsius on Sunday amid the cold wave. The lowest temperature since November. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the national capital recorded a minimum temperature of 7.5 degrees Celsius on Friday, the lowest in the month in the past 14 years.
Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s regional forecasting center, said the Safdarjung observatory recorded a minimum temperature of 6.9 degrees Celsius. This is the lowest temperature recorded in this month in Delhi since November 2003. In November 2003, the minimum temperature was 6.1 degrees Celsius. He said that the minimum temperature at Palam Meteorological Center reached 6.1 degrees Celsius.
IMD declares a cold wave when the plains have temperatures of 10 ° C or below and 4.5 ° C below normal for two consecutive days. Srivastava said, even if this criteria is met for a day in small areas like Delhi, a cold wave can be announced. Srivastava said that there has been a drop in temperature due to cold wind blowing from the snow-covered Western Himalayan regions.
However, due to fresh western disturbance, the minimum temperature is expected to rise by two to three degrees Celsius in the next four to five days. Minimum mercury in many areas of the Valley, including Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, went below zero on Sunday. Gulmarg was the coldest region of Kashmir.
An official of the meteorological department said that on Saturday night the temperature in Srinagar was recorded at minus three degrees Celsius. This is the lowest temperature this season. He said that Gulmarg in Baramulla district of North Kashmir was the coldest area in the entire valley where the minimum mercury was recorded at minus 7.4 degrees Celsius while Pahalgam in Anantnag district of South Kashmir recorded a minimum temperature of minus 5.6 degrees Celsius.
The official said that there is a possibility of rain and snowfall between 23 and 25 November, especially in high altitude areas. He said that snowfall is expected in the northwestern part of Jammu and Kashmir and high altitude areas of Sonmarg-Zojila from the morning of 23 November and may continue till 25 November. There is no widespread forecast of snowfall or rain, the official said.
In Shimla, the Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rain and snowfall in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday while cold wave continued in some districts of the state. Shimla Meteorological Center had earlier predicted rain and snowfall between Sunday and Wednesday. However, Director of Shimla Meteorological Center, Manmohan Singh said on Sunday that ‘Yellow Weather’ warning has been issued on Wednesday in view of heavy rains in remote areas of medium altitude hills and snowfall in high mountain areas. .
The Meteorological Center issues warnings related to various colors in view of the possibility of bad or very bad weather that may prove harmful to life and property. Yellow alert is the lowest hazard indicator in terms of all alert levels. This indicates the possibility of inclement weather for the next few days.
Singh said that Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti district is the coldest place in the state with a temperature of minus 6.4 degrees Celsius while Kufri’s temperature was 3.6 degrees Celsius and Dalhousie’s 3.6 degrees Celsius. He said that the temperature in Shimla is 5.1 degrees Celsius. Una recorded the highest temperature of 23.2 degree Celsius in the state. Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh recorded the lowest temperature with a minimum temperature of 6.2 degrees Celsius. Apart from this, the weather was also cold in Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Allahabad and Kanpur divisions.
Winter is continuously increasing in Rajasthan, where the minimum night temperature in Mount Abu was recorded at one degree Celsius for the second consecutive day. According to the Meteorological Department, on Saturday night, Mount Abu, the only hill tourist place in the state, had a minimum temperature of 1.0 degree Celsius. The department has predicted a further drop in night temperature in the state during the next 24 hours.
Haryana and Punjab recorded maximum and minimum temperatures below normal limits. Chandigarh, the shared capital of the two states, recorded a maximum temperature of 22.5 degrees Celsius, four degrees Celsius below normal.