2 Jan 2023

Weather News: Dense Fog, Severe Cold Wave Likely In North India This Week

New Delhi: North India, including the national capital, may have seen sunshine on the first day of the year, but there are chances of dense fog and severe cold wave this week.

The national capital, Delhi is witnessing cold mornings. Meanwhile, Delhiites woke up in the cold morning as the temperature fell below 7 degrees Celsius and dense fog decreases visibility.

According to Skymet Weather, Western Disturbance over the Western Himalayas has moved away after which cold northwesterly winds have started to blow over the plains of North India. In view of this, the minimums have seen a significant drop. Moreover, from 10 degrees Celsius, Delhi NCR has seen its minimum drop to 5.5 degrees Celsius.

Other parts of North India also see a drop in night temp

In fact, other parts of North India have also seen a similar drop in the night temperatures. Now also, minimum temperatures will continue to witness a drop and many parts of the Northern Plains may observe cold wave conditions.

Dense fog will also be seen

Skymet scientists said these conditions will last for at least the next 5-6 days as no Western Disturbance is likely to make an appearance in the next few days. Due to light winds, dense fog will also be seen over some parts of North India during the morning hours.

Wintry chill is all set to stay

Moreover, in the next few days, cold day conditions may be seen in some parts of North India. Thus, the wintry chill is all set to stay for some time. Slight relief is only likely around January 6 or 7.

According to the Meteorological Department, most of the areas of northwestern India will be under the grip of cold wave, while dense fog will remain in Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh for the next two-three days. 

There is a possibility of more cold in the western part of Madhya Pradesh for the next two days. The minimum and maximum temperatures in January 2023 are most likely to be below normal over many parts of central India and adjoining areas of peninsular, east and northwest India.

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