Northern parts of India are set to witness the steepest temperatures with the onset of the New Year. The weather office has forecast dense morning fog over Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh for the next three days.
Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, and western parts of Madhya Pradesh are also expected to witness cold conditions over the next two days.
Due to northwestern winds from the Himalayas over plains of northwest India, temperatures are likely to fall below 2 degrees celsius over northwest and adjoining central India, the Met dept said in its prediction.
Delhi and its adjoining regions over the last week have been enduring cold wave conditions.
This December, there were seven western disturbances, of which six were feeble over India and only one (December 28 – 30) was strong. The latest extra tropical weather system brought the season’s first snowfall and rainfall over upper reaches of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during the last three days.