An IMD official said that the wind blowing from the east direction in Delhi is not as cold as the winds coming from the western Himalayas covered with snow. Therefore, the minimum temperature is expected to rise in the next two days.
In Delhi, the air quality index (AQI) has improved marginally due to winds blowing at a favorable speed on Saturday and the dispersion of pollutants and has gone from ‘severe’ category to ‘very poor’ category. In Delhi, AQI 329 was recorded at 9 pm on Sunday night while the average AQI of 24 hours on Saturday was 407. Similarly, on Friday, Thursday and Wednesday, the 24-hour average AQI of the national capital was recorded at 460, 429 and 354 respectively. It is worth mentioning that AQI is ‘better’ between 0-50, ‘satisfactory’ between 51-100, ‘normal’ between 101 and 200, ‘bad’ between 201 and 300, ‘very poor’ between 301 and 400. And between 401 and 500 is considered ‘serious’.
Severe cold continues in Kashmir, although there has been a slight increase in the minimum temperature in the valley. The Meteorological Department said that western disturbances are likely to affect Jammu and Kashmir from January 22, due to which snowfall and rain may occur in the Union Territory. An official of the meteorological department said that there was a slight rise in the night temperature in Kashmir but it remained several degrees below the freezing point. He said that Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, had a minimum temperature of minus 7.6 degrees Celsius, higher than the previous night’s minus 8.2 degrees Celsius.
The Meteorological Department said that the minimum temperature of Pahalgam in South Kashmir was minus 8.7 degrees Celsius. The previous night the temperature of Pahalgam was minus 9.4 degrees Celsius. The department said that Gulmarg recorded a minimum temperature of minus 4.2 degrees Celsius. The temperature was minus 5.4 degrees Celsius on Friday night. Qazigund remains the coldest region in Jammu and Kashmir, where the minimum temperature has been recorded at minus nine degrees Celsius. The department said that various reservoirs including the famous Dal Lake have been frozen.
The weather remained dry on Sunday in many areas of Uttar Pradesh and dense fog enveloped some places.
According to the Meteorological Department, fog conditions are prevailing at different places in the state with the weather becoming cold. The state capital Lucknow recorded a minimum temperature of 10 ° C, while Prayagraj recorded a minimum temperature of 11.1 ° C, Gorakhpur at 12.3 ° C, Varanasi at 10.4 ° C, Jhansi with a minimum of 8.7 ° C, Kanpur at 6.6 ° C and Agra. It was 6.3 degrees Celsius.
Churk in Sonbhadra district was the coldest place in the state, where the mercury fell to 4.6 degrees Celsius.
According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of dense fog in the morning at some places on January 18. The department has forecast the weather to be very cold at some places in the state on 18 January. There is a possibility of fog in different places of the state on January 19 and January 20.
Outbreaks of cold continued in many areas of Punjab and Haryana, where the minimum temperature was below normal. According to the Meteorological Department officials, Narnaul in Haryana is experiencing a freezing cold, where the minimum temperature was recorded at three degrees Celsius, 2.5 degrees Celsius below normal. Hisar district of the state also experienced a cold winter on Saturday-Sunday night, where the minimum temperature was recorded at 3.4 degrees, which is four degrees below normal. Similarly, minimum temperatures in Sirsa, Bhiwani and Rohtak were recorded at four degrees, 4.7 degrees and 5.6 degrees Celsius respectively.
Bathinda in Punjab recorded a minimum temperature of 3.4 degrees below normal. At the same time, Faridkot and Gurdaspur also had below normal temperatures, where the minimum temperature was 5.5 degrees and seven degrees respectively. Amritsar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Pathankot and Adampur recorded minimum temperatures of 7.3 degrees, 7.6 degrees, 7.4 degrees, 8.6 degrees and 7.5 degrees respectively. Chandigarh, the joint capital and union territory of the two states, recorded a minimum temperature of 8.3 degrees Celsius. In Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, the minimum temperature has been recorded between six to 10 degrees for the last few days.
Minimum night temperatures have dropped in many parts of Rajasthan, while Pilani on Saturday night was the coldest place with a minimum of 1.4 degrees Celsius. According to the Meteorological Department, in Churu, the minimum temperature was 1.9 degrees Celsius. It was 2.5 in Ganganagar, 6.1 in Jaisalmer, 6.3 in Bikaner and 7.4 degrees Celsius in Alwar. Thick fog enveloped many parts of the state on Sunday morning. According to the Meteorological Department, the order of winter and fog will continue in many parts of the state.
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