National Capital Suffers Chills As Temperature Dips To Below 3 Degrees

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  • Delhi is always on the radar for cold and chilly winters, this year also several areas suffered temperatures below 3 degrees
  • Weather department says part of Delhi is likely to get rainfall/snowfall during January 3rd and 5th due to western disturbance

Delhi winters are very popular in India. Every year the national capital faces a temperature that goes below 2-3 degrees. This year also there is no exception as on Thursday, it recorded a temperature of 3.3 degrees in certain areas.

Indian meteorological department (IMD) on Wednesday said, “Under the influence of a trough in lower level easterlies, isolated rain/thundershowers are likely over plains of northwest India and adjoining West Madhya Pradesh during January 1 and 2, 2021”.

This fall in temperature is caused due to a western disturbance that originated from the bay of Bengal. On this, IMD further said, “Under the influence of the interaction between the above Western Disturbance and lower level easterlies from the Bay of Bengal, scattered to fairly widespread rainfall accompanied with thunderstorm/hailstorm at isolated places likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, north Rajasthan, West Uttar Pradesh and northwest Madhya Pradesh during 3rd-5th January with maximum intensity on January 4, 2021”.

The neighboring northern states are also likely to suffer a fall in temperature for the next two days due to the cold wave created by the western disturbance. “Cold wave to severe cold wave conditions in isolated to some pockets very likely over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and West Madhya Pradesh during next 24 hours and abatement of cold wave conditions from these regions thereafter,” said IMDB further to clarify the weather condition in these states.

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