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Delhi shivers in biting cold wave, temperature drops below 2°C, IMD issues orange alert

IMD Weather Update: It is getting cold in many states of the country. Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 2.8 degree Celsius on January 5, after which the capital has become colder than Nainital.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Bone-chilling cold wave wreaks havoc over North India including the Delhi-NCR. Dense fog engulfs national capital, due to which the traffic is also being affected. According to the Meteorological Department, the visibility in Delhi remained up to 500 meters at 8.30 am. Apart from this, there was a record of cold wave for the second consecutive day in the capital.

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Delhi’s Aya Nagar recorded a minimum temperature of 1.8 degrees Celsius, while Safdarjung recorded a minimum temperature of 4.0 degrees Celsius and Delhi Ridge recorded 3.3 degrees Celsius.

According to the department, there is a possibility of dense to very dense fog in some areas of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh for the next 3 days. Apart from this, there is a possibility of light rain in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra in the next 24 hours. Also, there is a possibility of sporadic snowfall in the Himalayan region during January 7-9. Dense fog may also remain in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Sikkim for the next 2-3 days.

The meteorologist said that a similar situation will continue in entire North India including Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. According to the department, during the coming 2-3 days the minimum temperature in these states may remain much below normal. Apart from this, according to the information received from the meteorologist, there is a possibility of a ‘cold day’ in the capital including North India.

A ‘cold day’ occurs when the minimum temperature is less than or equal to 10 °C above normal and the maximum temperature is at least 4.5 °C below normal. Apart from this, a ‘severe cold day’ occurs when the maximum temperature is 6.5 ° C or more below normal. A ‘severe’ cold wave is declared when the minimum temperature is two degrees Celsius or below normal by 6.4 degrees Celsius.

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Delhi’s minimum temperature was lower than Dalhousie (4.9 degrees Celsius), Dharamshala (5.2 degrees), Kangra (3.2 degrees), Shimla (3.7 degrees), Dehradun (4.6 degrees), Mussoorie (4.4 degrees) and Nainital (6.2 degrees).

On Wednesday, January 4, the IMD had issued an ‘orange’ alert for the national capital. As per an IMD official, Cold wave and cold day conditions are predicted to continue for Friday. However, some respite is likely from Saturday onwards.

There will be some improvement under the influence of a fresh Western Disturbance that is likely to affect northwest India starting January 7, a senior IMD official said.

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