Severe cold wave in Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and HP; no relief in the northwest for 3 days | India News

NEW DELHI: Severe cold spells were seen in Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, India’s meteorological department said on Sunday. The Met Department also said a cold snap had swept through parts of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad, India. Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
IMD has predicted that cold snap to severe cold snap conditions are most likely to continue in northwest India over the next three days and subside thereafter. Dense fog is expected in parts of Uttarakhand over the next two days and in Punjab and Haryana on December 23 and 24, the statement said. Intense cold swept through Punjab and Haryana early on Sunday, with Amritsar teetering at a minimum temperature of -0.5 degrees Celsius. Chandigarh recorded a low of 3.2 ° C.
In Haryana, Sirsa was the coldest place recording a low of 0.6 ° C.
The minimum temperature in Fatehpur (Sikar) and Churu in Rajasthan was recorded below freezing for the second day in a row on Sunday. Sikar recorded -2.5 ° C followed by -0.6 ° C in Karauli and -0.2 ° C in Chittorgarh on Sunday evening, weather officials said.
Large parts of Madhya Pradesh recorded the lowest temperature in a decade on Sunday. Bhopal recorded the coldest night in 55 years as the mercury dipped to 4 ° Con on Sunday. In Gwalior, the mercury dropped to 1.8 ° C. The IMD regional office issued a new cold snap alert for Uttarakhand on Sunday. He warned of freezing conditions, especially in Haridwar and Udham Singh Nagar, between December 19 and 21.
The weather was even colder in Himachal. The average minimum and maximum temperatures were 3 to 4 degrees Celsius below normal.
For the second day in a row, the minimum temperature was minus 6.0 ° C in Srinagar as an intense cold spell engulfed Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Sunday. It was -8.3 ° C in Pahalgam and -8.5 ° C in Gulmarg.