We have entered into the thick of winter season, with several parts of Northwest India reeling under cold wave conditions for last few days. In fact, these chilly weather conditions have now extended up to the parts of Central India as well.
Minimum temperatures have been dropping gradually in the plains and would continue to do so. According to Skymet Weather, in absence of any significant Western Disturbance, icy cold northwesterly winds have been blowing over the entire plains of northwestern and central region.
Although there has been series of Western Disturbances over Jammu and Kashmir but none of them was capable enough to impact the weather in terms of rain over the region. Thus, chilly winds from snow clad Himalayas have been blowing uninterruptedly that led to continuous drop in night temperatures.
In fact, parts of Rajasthan are under the grip of cold wave conditions. These conditions persist when night temperatures are below 10˚C and five degrees below the normal average.
Not only this, persistent fog cover that had been missing from the region, has also made an appearance. For the past two-three days, dense to very dense fog has been engulfing most parts of northwest and central India.
With this, day temperatures have also decreased, leading to cold day conditions over the parts of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and few areas of Madhya Pradesh. Cold day conditions are declared when day maximums are 16˚C or below.
Further, no relief is in offing during the next few days and region would continue to be under the grip of cold wave as well as cold day conditions. Thus, people would have to brave chilly conditions for some more days.
Have a look at the day and night temperatures during the last 24 hours that would give a fair idea of the prevailing weather conditions.
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