Weather Updates: Heavy snowfall in the high altitude areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh and Uttarakhand have increased winter in North India. While heavy rains and cold winds in the national capital on Thursday caused people to chill.
Kuldeep Srivastava, head of regional weather forecasting at the Indian Meteorological Department. Said that due to the effect of western disturbance. The city received about 2 hours of rain with strong cold winds and lightning. He said that on December 14-15, the temperature of the city could fall below 10 degrees.
The city’s minimum mercury records at 12.8 degrees Celsius. While the maximum temperature was 21.5 degrees Celsius, 2 degrees Celsius below average. The Air Quality Index (AQI) 429 records in Delhi at 4 pm on Thursday evening. Which falls in the ‘severe’ category.
The high altitude areas of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh received moderate snowfall on Wednesday. While Srinagar and the plains of Jammu have been receiving rain since Thursday afternoon. The meteorological department official said that ‘Orange alert’ has issued in Jammu and Kashmir. And Ladakh Union Territories for Thursday and Friday, which means there may be moderate snowfall and rain.
Moderate snowfall occurred in Gulmarg in north Kashmir. Pahalgam in South Kashmir and Sonmarg in Central Kashmir and other high altitude areas. The Airports Authority said that the operation at Srinagar airport. Has come to a complete standstill due to reduced visibility due to dense fog for the last 6 days.
Uttarakhand received the highest snowfall of this season on Thursday. Due to which the entire state has been hit by the cold wave. Instructions have given to close government and private schools in many districts on Friday. The high Garhwal Himalayan regions of the state have been experiencing snowfall. Since Wednesday night due to which many areas including Kedarnath and Badrinath temples have covered the white sheet of snow.
Snow-happy tourists have flocked to Auli, the famous ski resort located in Chamoli. And are enjoying skiing on its snow-laden slopes.
The weather remained dry in Uttar Pradesh but moderate fog enveloped many places. Basti was the coldest place in the state with a temperature of 8 ° C. In Himachal Pradesh too, winter has increased after rain and snowfall in many areas. The minimum temperature in the state has dropped by 7-8 degrees Celsius. Kufri in Shimla district recorded the maximum temperature below zero.
Night temperatures have increased marginally in many areas of Rajasthan. And Sriganganagar recorded a minimum temperature of 12.6 degrees Celsius, the lowest in the state. In most parts of Punjab and Haryana, the minimum temperature has gone up to a few degrees Celsius above normal. Light to moderate rains has occurred in many areas of both states, including Chandigarh.