North India headed for severe cold spell this week, temperature to drop to -4°C: MeT expert | India News

NEW DELHI: Already in the grip of a severe cold spellNorth India is likely to experience a further drop in temperature next week.
According to a weather expert, vast swathes of north India are likely to witness a temperature of -4° Celsius and a maximum of 2° Celsius in the plains.
Jammu and Kashmir, which has been experiencing snowfall, would have no respite from the cold spell with the mercury predicted to drop to a minimum of -6° Celsius. fresh snowfall In the higher reaches of Kashmir and rains in plains pushed the night temperature above the freezing point across the valley barring Pahalgam and Gulmarg, officials said on Wednesday.
Punjab, Haryana, New Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and northern Madhya Pradesh will be in the grip of a severe cold waves over the week, with the minimum temperature hovering between 0°-4° Celsius.
“Don’t know how to put this up but upcoming spell of cold wave in India look really extreme during 14-19th January 2023 with peak on 16-18th, Never seen temperature ensemble going this low in a prediction model so far in my career Freezing -4°c to +2°c in plains, Wow!” the weather expert tweeted, tagging his post with a graphical representation of how the cold wave will play out in the northern plains over the week.

While there has been a significant improvement in the fog situation in North India over the last few days, owing to strong winds blowing in because of a Western Disturbancethe relief, according to the Met expert, won’t be for long as the chill and fog will be back soon.
The national capital has been grappling with some of the coldest days in its history over the last week.
– With agency inputs

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