Deadly cold wave continues to sweep through North India

Deadly cold wave continues to sweep through North India

Northern India continues to shiver through a severe cold wave as the chilly weather conditions are forecast over the region in the next three days, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). One person reportedly died due to the harsh temperatures in Uttar Pradesh, where a dense fog blanketed isolated areas.

Icy winds gripped North India on Tuesday, December 22, while cold wave conditions are expected in parts of Delhi over the next three days as the minimum temperature is forecast to plummet to 3 to 4 °C (37.4 to 39.2 °F).

Moderate to dense fog is also predicted during the period, IMD added. 

In Uttar Pradesh, cold weather conditions generated a dense fog that enveloped isolated areas. A 75-year-old woman reportedly lost her life due to the cold.

On Tuesday, December 22, the Safdarjung Observatory recorded a minimum of 5.3 °C (41.5 °F), while on Sunday, December 20, the observatory registered the season's lowest temperature of 3.4 °C (38.1 °F)

Meanwhile, maximum temperatures settled at 23.5 °C (74.3 °F). "After the Western Disturbance withdraws on Tuesday, the temperatures are expected to drop again," said Mahesh Palawat with Skymet Weather.

Chilly conditions also swept through Kashmir as the minimum temperature remained below freezing across the valley, even as the Met Office predicted dry and cold weather with a bout of light to moderate snowfall until the weekend.

Featured image credit: Dainik Jagran - दैनिक जागरण/YouTube


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