Outbreak of cold in North India including Delhi NCR, traffic affected, yellow alert till January 20

Delhi-NCR Including the outbreak of cold continues in the whole of North India. Due to the icy winds blowing from the north-west direction, the chill has increased once again in Delhi. Due to cold wave in the coming days, the minimum temperature is expected to reach four degrees Celsius. The cold winds kept shivering since morning on Sunday.

People have been facing trouble due to the increasing cold. Fog and cold wave are also affecting the movement of aircraft. Some flights in the capital (Delhi-Riyadh, Delhi-Shimla-Kullu, Delhi-Varanasi, Delhi-Dharamshala-Srinagar, Delhi-Shimla-Dharamshala, Delhi-Dehradun) are delayed due to fog.

Temperatures are likely to drop in Delhi-NCR from Sunday, predicted the India Meteorological Department, as icy northeast winds from the snow-capped mountains have already started blowing towards the plains. It said that the Western Disturbance, which had brought respite from cold over large areas of north and northwest India, has started retreating.

An IMD official said that large parts of north and northwest India recorded below normal maximum and minimum temperatures for most of the days this month before a western disturbance brought relief.

This was due to a dense fog layer over the Indo-Gangetic plains for the past 10 to 11 days and a large gap between two western disturbances, which allowed cold winds from the snow-capped mountains to blow for longer than normal. Due to cold wave in the coming days, the minimum temperature is expected to reach four degrees Celsius.

The Meteorological Department has predicted a partly cloudy day from Sunday. From January 15, there is a possibility of cold wave conditions again in different parts of Delhi and neighboring states. On the other hand, from Tuesday till January 20, the department has issued a warning of Yellow Alert.

Regional Meteorological Center, According to New Delhi, moving from the north-west direction There is a drop in temperature due to cold wave. Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 18.4 degrees Celsius on Saturday, two notches below normal. However, the minimum temperature was recorded at 10.2 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal.

Pitampura area of ​​Delhi recorded the highest maximum temperature of 19.5 degree Celsius. The minimum temperature here was also 12.8 degree Celsius.

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