Giant components of northwest India are experiencing “chilly day” to “extreme chilly day” situations the place the utmost or day temperatures,too, have recorded a decline.
Many components of Punjab, Haryana and West Rajasthan recorded at the least 6.four levels Celsius beneath regular day temperatures on Sunday as a result of an overcast sky. In a bulletin issued on Monday, the India Meteorological Division stated minimal temperatures over most components of northwest India are anticipated to fall by three to 5 notches throughout the subsequent 4 days.
Giant components of north India are already witnessing foggy situations. Nonetheless, no important change has been forecast over most components of central and east India throughout the subsequent two-three days, however it will probably fall by as much as 4 notches thereafter, the IMD stated.
“What we’re seeing now could be that a number of components of northwest India are experiencing extreme chilly day situations. However chilly wave may impression these areas from December 17. Whereas chilly day situations are related to overcast sky which hasn’t allowed the day temperature to rise, even evening temperatures will begin falling. An intense western disturbance has handed and winds have modified to north-westerly course bringing icy chilly winds to the plains,” stated Kuldeep Shrivastava, head, regional climate forecasting centre.
Okay Sathi Devi, head, nationwide climate forecasting centre, stated:“The chilly day situations in northern states had been primarily as a result of fog, clouding and incursion of very chilly air following a western disturbance. Minimal temperatures have additionally began dropping since there isn’t any WD anticipated and the earlier WD has left loads of snow on the hills.”
In the meantime, a number of areas in Jammu and Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh witnessed subzero minimal temperatures on Monday.