Cold Wave Intensifies Further In North India, No Respite For The Next Few Days
New Delhi, January 5 (TNA) A severe cold wave continues to sweep North India,with winter chill increasing as maximum temperature dropped by 2-6 degrees in the past 24-hours. The Meteorological Department has said that due to continuous cloudy sky and no sun visible during the day, the maximum temperature in parts of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and North Madhya Pradesh has fallen by 2-6 degrees Celsius below normal.
Severe cold has started in North India. Severe cold day conditions were observed on Thursday and the maximum temperature ranged between 12-18 degrees Celsius, which is several degrees below normal for the season.
According to the India Meteorological Department, a cold day is declared if the maximum temperature falls 4.5-6.4 degrees below the season's normal. A severe cold day is declared if the temperature is 6.5 degrees below normal. The maximum temperature at Delhi's Safdarjung Observatory on Thursday was 12.5 degrees Celsius, which is 6.8 degrees below normal. The maximum temperature in Hisar, Haryana was recorded at 12 degrees Celsius, which is 6.8 degrees below the normal for this season.
The temperature in Patiala, Punjab was recorded at 10.5 degrees Celsius, which is 8.1 degrees below normal. The maximum temperature in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh was recorded at 16.7 degrees Celsius, which is 7.3 degrees below normal.
The weatherman has predicted that the minimum and maximum temperatures are likely to increase by 2-4 degrees after Sunday due to hot and humid south-westerly winds. Light to very light rain may occur over parts of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, southern Haryana and southern Uttar Pradesh early next week. Apart from this, the Meteorological Department has also predicted dense to very dense fog in parts of Punjab, Haryana and North Rajasthan.