Delhi NCR is experiencing a very chilly December as minimum temperatures down below 6° C. Along with the extreme minimum temperatures, NCR is also facing dense fog and visibility decreasing.
With the arrival of a cold wave, temperatures have significantly dropped in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan over the past week.
The temperature in Delhi dropped to 5.3 degrees Celsius on Sunday, three degrees below average, making it the city’s coldest Christmas in years.
Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, and portions of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh were all covered by thick fog. The Indian Metrological Department (Met) predicted that following regions would likely see fog through December 27.
According to officials, the majority of Delhi, Punjab, Chandigarh, and Haryana had minimum temperatures between 3 and 7 degrees Celsius. According to officials, poor visibility caused by the gloomy weather has been impeding train and road traffic. This is in a number of locations across the nation.
Below is the weather forecast by IMD:
As you can see, New Year is going to be quite chilly in NCR.
Today, there is a strong probability of cold wave conditions in some areas of Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, north Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, followed by a gradual decrease in severity and spread. However, isolated pockets of the cold wave conditions could persist over the area for the next two days.
Over the next three days, these places will continue to be foggy, according to the IMD.
The IMD defines “extremely dense” fog as fog with visibility between 0 and 50 metres, “dense” fog as 51 to 200 metres, “moderate” fog as 201 to 500 metres, and “shallow” fog as 501 to 1,000 metres.
If the minimum temperature drops to 4 degrees Celsius on the plains, the IMD announces a cold wave. When the minimum temperature falls to 10 degrees Celsius or less and is 4.5 tiers below average, IMD declares a cold wave.
We advise our Readers to fully cover themselves when going out to avoid feeling cold.
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