The department said that after the rains, north-northwest winds are forecast to run over the plains of North-West India, due to which the remote places of Punjab, Haryana and North Rajasthan will start from January 7. There is a possibility of heavy cold wave. In many parts of the national capital, there was a thick fog on Monday morning and the minimum temperature rose to 11.4 degree Celsius due to cloudy sky. India Meteorological Department (IMD) gave this information. An official of the department said that the fog reduced visibility. Visibility was recorded at 50 meters at Safdarjung Observatory and 150 meters at Palam at around 7.30 am.
According to IMD, fog is ‘very dense’ when there is visibility between zero and 50 meters, ‘dense’ between 50 and 200 meters, ‘medium’ between 201 and 500 meters, and fog when visibility is between 501 and 1,000 meters. Considered ‘lighter’. Safdarjung observatory recorded a minimum temperature of 11.4 degrees Celsius, the highest in the past 22 days. The rise in temperature is due to the latter being in the sky.
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Due to the western disturbances affecting northwest India, there was heavy rain on Sunday. At Safdarjung Observatory, 39.9 mm of rain was recorded from 8.30 am on Saturday morning to 2.30 pm on Sunday. The Meteorological Department said that it may rain on Monday and Tuesday as well. An official said that due to western disturbance there is snowfall in the mountains. After its closure, the temperature will again fall to around four to five degrees Celsius. On Friday, the minimum temperature in Delhi was 1.1 degrees Celsius, the lowest in the last 15 years. Visibility fell to ‘zero’ meter due to extremely dense fog.
Earlier on January 8, 2006, the minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 0.2 degree Celsius, the lowest temperature in the capital so far from 0.6 degree in January 1935. was recorded.
At the same time, due to the effect of western disturbance, some parts of Rajasthan received light and strong rainfall during the last 24 hours. According to the Meteorological Department, during the last 24 hours, Sawai Madhopur received 43 mm, Kota 15.7 mm, Bundi 14.7 mm, Jaipur received four mm of rain. According to the Meteorological Department, a slight increase in night temperature was recorded in most parts of the state. Pilani was the coldest place in the state with a minimum temperature of 4.3 degrees Celsius.
The Meteorological Department said that Jaisalmer recorded 7.4 degrees Celsius, Bikaner 9.4 degrees, Barmer 9.8 degrees and other parts of the state recorded a minimum temperature of over 10 degrees Celsius. The Meteorological Department has predicted strong winds with light rain in some parts of the state during the next 24 hours.
Punjab-Haryana minimum temperature is above normal
At the same time, minimum temperatures were recorded above normal in most parts of Haryana and Punjab. An official of the meteorological department said that Chandigarh, the joint capital of the two states, recorded a minimum temperature of 12.5 degrees Celsius, seven degrees above normal.
Ambala, Hisar and Karnal in Haryana recorded minimum temperatures of 11.2, 9.4 and 10.5 degrees Celsius respectively. At the same time, minimum temperatures in Narlaul, Rohtak, Bhiwani and Sirsa were recorded at 9.4, 12.6, 6.5 and 10.9 degrees Celsius respectively. The minimum temperatures in Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala in Punjab were eight degrees above normal, 11, 13.4 and 12.5 degrees Celsius respectively.
At the same time, the minimum temperature was 13 ° C in Pathankot, 13.5 ° C in Adampur, 14.2 ° C in Halwara, 5.6 ° C in Bathinda, 11.5 ° C in Faridkot and six ° C in Gurdaspur. There was also rain in many places in Punjab. Amritsar recorded 2.2 mm, Ludhiana 1.7 mm, Pathankot 1.6 mm, Adampur 0.8 mm and Gurdaspur 6.7 mm.
Flight movement stopped in Srinagar for the second day
On the other hand, due to poor visibility due to snowfall in Srinagar of Jammu and Kashmir, the movement of planes was canceled for the second consecutive day on Monday. “The frozen snow has been cleared on the runway but due to poor visibility, the operations of the aircraft had to be canceled,” an Airports Authority of India official told PTI.
The official said that if the weather was favorable and visibility was good, the aircraft would be operational only on Tuesday.
Significantly, due to snowfall in the valley, the operation of the planes had to be canceled on Sunday.
The Meteorological Department has predicted moderate to heavy and some heavy snowfall from Monday to next two days.