Snowfall in the mountains increased the cold on the new year

Snowfall in the mountains increased the cold on the new year: mercury rose in the plains; Winter will haunt Delhi in the coming days

Dec 31, 2022 - 10:37
Snowfall in the mountains increased the cold on the new year

In the new year, the cold has increased after a snowfall in the hilly areas including Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar and Himachal Pradesh. The mountains are covered with a sheet of snow. At the same time, the temperature has increased slightly in the plains. According to the Meteorological Department, such weather is going to remain for a few days. On the other hand, talking about Delhi, there is a possibility of severe cold in Delhi for the next few days.
Some roads are closed after a snowfall in Himachal Pradesh. Keylong is 70 km from Manali. Tourists are not allowed to go ahead 31 km from Keylong to Sissu. Ahead of Keylong, the roads have been closed due to snowfall in Darcha, Lahaul Spiti. Tourists have been advised to avoid unnecessary travel in bad weather.
Due to snowfall in Sikkim for the last 4 days, the major tourist attractions of Tsongmo Lake and Nathu have to stop giving permits to the tourists. Permits already issued have been cancelled. It is 3 degrees in Lachung and Lachen and 5 degrees in Sikkim. On the other hand, due to snowfall on the Manali-Leh highway, a large number of tourists got stuck in the Atal Tunnel near Rohtang Pass due to snowfall. The jam was removed in 10 to 12 hours.
A slight increase in temperature has been recorded in Delhi after 15 days. The mercury reached nearly 10 degrees on Friday. There has been a slight increase in the temperature in Haryana and Punjab. Barring 5 degrees in Bathinda and 6.4 degrees in Amritsar, the mercury reached nearly 9 to 12 degrees Celsius at many places. But the fog remained.
It was 7.1 degrees in Bikaner and Karauli in Rajasthan. Where the temperature in Churu was 0.6 degree Celsius two days back, and it has increased to 9.1 degrees Celsius today. According to the Meteorological Department, this time there will be no severe cold in the state on the occasion of New Year.
There will be cold in the state in the first week of the new year, but from the second week, the winter will increase completely. There is a big reason for this – a strong Western Disturbance is expected to form around the second week. During this, there may be good cold in Bhopal, Raisen, and Rajgarh. During this, the night temperature can go up to 8 degrees, while the day temperature is likely to remain up to 21 degrees.
The effect of fog and cold continues in Uttar Pradesh. Dense fog enveloped the capital Lucknow on Friday morning. A temperature of 7.4 degrees Celsius was recorded here. Due to low visibility, more than 15 flights took off late by 4 hours. The situation was such that the Municipal Corporation lit bonfires at various places in Gorakhpur on Friday to save people from the bitter cold.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer