North India in the grip of a cold wave, there is no hope of relief soon

New Delhi: Many parts of North India are in the grip of severe cold and there is a possibility of severe cold to continue for the next few days. The minimum temperature has decreased in most states of North India.

States like Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Rajasthan continue to experience cold winters as well as bitter colds. IMD says in the coming days, the temperature will fall further in most of the states of the country. After snowfall in the hilly areas, winter has increased again. The weather is changing every day and the fog also has to start disturbing people.

Among the hill states, Keylong in Himachal Pradesh was the coldest on Wednesday, with the mercury reaching minus 12.7 degrees Celsius. Gulmarg was the coldest in northern Kashmir, where the mercury reached 11 degrees below zero. Mount Abu, the only mountain tourist destination in Rajasthan, recorded a temperature of minus four degrees. In Raebareli, Phursatganj night temperature in UP was recorded the coldest at 3.6 degrees.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a thick sheet of fog is likely in many parts of North India including Delhi and Punjab in the next 24 hours.

Lakes and waterfalls in Kashmir frozen
At the same time, the temperature in the entire Kashmir Valley was recorded below zero. Officials said the night temperature was close to the freezing point for two consecutive nights due to cloud cover before the snowfall on Tuesday, but it reached minus 11 degrees in North Kashmir’s Gulmarg. Pahalgam recorded a minimum temperature of minus 9 degrees, a drop of six degrees in the last 24 hours. Lakes and waterfalls have been frozen in Kashmir.

Temperatures in Himachal -12.7
Talking about Himachal Pradesh, Keylong, the headquarters of Lahul Spiti, recorded a minimum of minus 12.7 degrees Celsius. Some places in the Bikaner, Jaipur, Kota, and Bharatpur divisions of Rajasthan remained vulnerable to cold waves. Life was affected due to frost in many places. According to Meteorological Director Radheshyam Sharma, night temperatures in 12 major cities of the state were recorded below five degrees Celsius. The coldest was Mount Abu, where the mercury was minus four degrees Celsius. It was minus 1.5 degrees Celsius in Churu and 0.5 degrees Celsius in Pilani.

Chance of rain in western U.P.
In Uttar Pradesh, the new year is expected to start with severe cold and rain. According to the meteorological department, there will be rain or thunderstorms at some places in western UP on 1-2 January. There may be dense fog shade somewhere in the entire state. At the same time, speaking of the last 24 hours, Rairabeli’s Phursatganj was the coldest in the state with 3.6 degrees Celsius. While Banda recorded the maximum temperature of 23.6 degrees. Muzaffarnagar, Agra, and Aligarh also recorded night temperatures around 5 degrees Celsius. During this period, night temperatures in Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Bareilly, Moradabad, Jhansi, Agra divisions were below