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Heavy Rainfall Alert in Many Southern States Today; Cold Waves Conditions to Continue in North India

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

The severe cold day conditions have been prevailing across the northern states and it is likely to increase over Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi. On the other hand, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir are likely to receive heavy snowfall during the next 24 hours, said the weather department in its latest forecast. The Indian Meteorological Department also issued a ‘heavy rainfall’ alert along with thunderstorms at isolated places over the southern states Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal. Dense fog is likely to hover over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, south Assam & Meghalaya, Tripura, Bihar and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim in the morning hours, Says reports.

Delhi Weather

Delhi woke up to a foggy morning along with a shivering single digit temperature. As per Skymet weather, the difference between the maximum and minimum temperatures in Delhi-NCR narrowed down further as the Safdarjung Observatory recorded a minimum temperature of 5.2°C, while the Palam Observatory saw the temperature settle at 5.4°C. Moreover, this is the season’s lowest minimum temperature recorded in the national capital Delhi so far. It is also the lowest minimum the city has recorded in December in the last 6 years.

Meanwhile, the Palam area including the airport saw the visibility level drop below 100 m early morning today due to dense fog. Several flights were canceled and delayed due to the very poor visibility along with a huge jam in traffic. 

The Air Quality Index has also worsened to “very unhealthy” which stands at 246 along with a temperature of 9 degrees at 8 AM of the morning on Friday.

The weather department also predicts similar conditions in the city for tomorrow as well. Foggy conditions are likely to prevail in Delhi-NCR and the temperatures are set to drop further, says Skymet.

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