The Meteorological Department says that in the next two days, freezing cold may increase in isolated areas of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Along with this, the chilling winds will also increase the problem.
New Delhi: At present, there is no hope of relief from the cold wave in the whole of North India including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh. In the next two days, a warning of severe cold has been issued by the Meteorological Department. The Meteorological Department says that in the next two days, freezing cold may increase in isolated areas of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Along with this, the chilling winds will also increase the problem. There is also less chance of strong sunlight in these areas. In these areas, the conditions of Cold Day and Severe Cold Wave can wreak havoc in the next two days. The Meteorological Department (IMD) has also told that another Western Disturbance seems to be active in Northwest India, whose effect can be seen after January 21.
On the other hand, Bihar, Bengal, Western Uttar Pradesh may experience heavy fog in the next two days. The minimum temperature in Delhi on Monday morning was 8.7 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal. Cold wave is going on in many places. The humidity level in the air stood at 87 percent at 8.30 am on Monday. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 16 degree Celsius.
During the day the sky remained cloudy and there was light fog. According to the Central Pollution Control Board, air pollution in Delhi remained in the very poor category on Monday. AQI 313 was recorded at 8 am.
Faridabad recorded 317, Ghaziabad 341 and Noida recorded an AQI of 302 and the air quality remained in the 'very poor' category. The AQI in Greater Noida and Gurugram stood at 289 and 222 respectively. Delhi has been experiencing severe cold for the past few days. On January 15, the lowest maximum temperature of the season was recorded at 14.8 degrees Celsius and there was dense fog.
According to the Safdarjung Observatory, the minimum temperature on Saturday was recorded at 6.1 degrees Celsius, which was significantly below normal. It was the coldest in Delhi's Narela and Jafarpur. Both places recorded maximum temperatures of 10.7 degrees and 10.9 degrees respectively, which are 7 and 9 degrees below normal, respectively.
Winters are continuing in most parts of Rajasthan as well, with Fatehpur city recording a minimum temperature of 1.8 degrees Celsius on Sunday night. Last night minimum temperature was 3.2 degree in Karauli, 4.6 degree in Ajmer, 4.7 degree in Nagaur, 5.0 degree in Sikar, 5.2 degree in Pilani, 5.5 degree in Bundi, 5.7 degree in Churu, 5.9 degree in Sangaria, Dholpur recorded a temperature of 6.1 degrees, Alwar 6.2 degrees. The maximum temperature was recorded between 10 and 25 degrees Celsius at most places in the state on Sunday night.