February 18, 2024
Frigid Grip: Severe Cold and Dense Fog Blanket North India
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Frigid Grip: Severe Cold and Dense Fog Blanket North India

Frigid Grip: Severe Cold and Dense Fog Blanket North India

Frigid Grip: Severe Cold and Dense Fog Blanket North India

The national capital and the broader North Indian region continue to grapple with severe cold and dense fog, with Delhi’s minimum temperature recorded at 10°C. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) reported very dense fog in isolated areas of Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi, while moderate fog affected parts of West Uttar Pradesh. Delhi, facing freezing temperatures in recent weeks, registered its lowest maximum temperature and second-lowest minimum temperature in the last 13 years this January.

Delhi’s Freezing Woes and Weather Outlook

Delhi woke up to another bitterly cold morning, shrouded in a thick layer of fog. The IMD anticipates a wet spell over the Western Himalayan Region and adjoining plains until February 4, with peak intensity on Wednesday and Thursday. Rainfall and snowfall are expected in Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand during this period. Strong surface winds of 30-40 kmph are forecasted over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi on Wednesday.

Snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir and Ramban’s Wintry Landscape

Fresh snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district coated trees and houses, creating a picturesque wintry scene. Met officials project isolated heavy rainfall or snowfall over Kashmir Valley and Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday and Thursday. Uttarakhand is also expected to experience fresh snowfall on Wednesday.

Residents Brace Against Chilling Conditions

Delhi residents faced visibility challenges due to the thick fog, prompting gatherings around bonfires for warmth. Commuters encountered delays in bus services and difficulty finding public transport. A shopkeeper in the Red Fort area expressed concerns about declining customer footfalls due to the icy conditions. The IMD forecasts a maximum temperature of 24°C in Delhi on Wednesday, with the mercury hovering around 11°C for most of the day. The bone-chilling cold and fog are likely to persist, impacting daily life in the region.

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