Time for soup and toast as winter chill set to grip North India

Lucknow: Due to the snowfall in the peaks of the hilly states, the effect of cold wave alert is visible in some cities of North India, on the other hand, the mercury is continuously falling in and around Delhi. Meanwhile, a warning has been issued by the Meteorological Department (IMD) that from next week there will be a rapid change in the weather and the temperature will go down further.

A fresh cyclonic circulation is likely to emerge over North Andaman Sea during the next 48 hours. The minimum temperature in Odisha is likely to drop by 3-5⁰ C during the next 5 days.

Delhi’s climate

In the national capital, the minimum temperature dropped three from normal to the season’s lowest eight degrees Celsius, which is the lowest minimum temperature so far this season.

This temperature has been said to be three degrees less than normal. This is the lowest temperature recorded in the month of November since 23 November 2020 (6.2 °C). At the same time, the maximum temperature was recorded at 27 degree Celsius, which is one degree less than normal.

IMD predicts that the mercury will fall further in the next 48 hours. Along with this, light fog will prevail in some parts of Delhi and NCR. Earlier this week, the minimum temperature was recorded at 8.6 degree Celsius. Whereas, the air quality remained in the ‘poor’ category. Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 237.  An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered ‘poor’, 301 to 400 ‘very poor’ and 401 to 500 ‘severe’.

Haze effect

Due to the Western Disturbance, the snowfall started on the mountains continues continuously. Whose effect is being felt from Kashmir to Delhi. Some fog is also being seen in Himachal, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in the morning and evening.

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