North India shivers due to severe cold, red alert of cold wave in these states, forecast of zero visibility for next 2 days
The whole of North India is shivering due to the bitter cold. According to the Meteorological Department, in many parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar, there is a condition of severe cold and dense to very dense fog. People will have to face severe colds for the next 2-3 days. Even on Monday night, visibility was very less due to fog in many places. Visibility was reduced to 50 meters in Ambala, Hisar, Bahraich, and Gaya.
On the other hand, snowfall continues in hilly areas. There has been heavy snowfall in the southern part of the Atal Tunnel in Manali, Himachal Pradesh. Due to this, a huge drop in temperature has been observed in the plains as well. Talking about the capital Delhi, the fifth consecutive day of the cold wave was recorded here on Monday and the minimum temperature is 5 degree Celsius.
Records breaking in Delhi
This is the longest January cold wave in Delhi in the last decade. Before this, the last time in January 2013 there was such cold in the capital. The whole of Delhi is currently in the lap of cold waves and fog. According to the forecast of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a Western Disturbance is likely to affect North India between January 11 and 13, due to which there may be a gradual increase in the temperature.
Cold wave-fog alert in the capital
Today a red alert has been issued for a cold wave in the capital Delhi. There is also an alert for dense fog. The minimum temperature in the capital was recorded at 5 degree Celsius and the maximum temperature was 19 degree Celsius. Also, visibility was measured at 50 meters due to fog in Palam and Safdarjung. The Meteorological Department has warned of zero visibility for the next 2 days.
flights late due to fog
The fog is also affecting the movement of passengers. Some flights have been delayed today (January 10) due to fog and cold in the national capital. These include flights going to Delhi-Kathmandu, Delhi-Jaipur, Delhi-Shimla, Delhi-Dehradun, and Delhi-Chandigarh-Kullu.
IMD alert regarding fog
IMD tweeted and informed that from Punjab to Bihar, Haryana, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh, there will be dense to very dense fog today. A red alert has been issued regarding this. As per the forecast, dense fog was also observed in parts of Punjab, Northwest Rajasthan, Jammu division, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Tripura.