There is a severe winter in North India, including Delhi-NCR. Along with this, the fog continues. The minimum temperature in Delhi today (Wednesday) was recorded at 4.8 degrees Celsius. Along with this, the national capital is covered by a thick fog sheet. The situation is more or less similar in the whole of North India. The fog and cold wave have increased after the retrenchment. Due to snowfall in the mountains, cold wave is going on in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand including Punjab, Haryana and Delhi-NCR.
The Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an Orange alert, expressing the possibility of cold wave for the next four-five days. Heavy cold wave is expected in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Rajasthan including Delhi. Apart from this, there is a possibility of running cold wave in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
According to the IMD, there may be dense fog in sub-Himalayan regions, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Sikkim. Apart from this, fog has been predicted in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and southern Assam.
The Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for the northern plains with forecast of cold wave for the next four days. A similar alert has been issued for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry with forecast of heavy rainfall. The department has issued Orange Alert for Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh between 13-16 January.