As December progresses, winter chill is intensifying every day. Now, with rains making an appearance throughout North India, cold day conditions have come into play.
Cold day conditions occur in the plains when the maximum settles at 16 degrees Celsius or blow that. These conditions are generally associated with either during the passage of the Western Disturbance or its wake. During this time, thick layer of fog is seen in the plains which does not let the maximum to rise.
Moreover, cloudy weather and winds along with rains furthermore pull down these temperatures, leading to cold day conditions. Hailstorms, if and when they occur, induce cooling in the atmosphere which further accelerate and accentuate this entire process.
Now, the current Western Disturbance and its induced Circulation have already caused heavy and widespread rains over North Indian plains including the states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi and West Uttar Pradesh.
Thus, cold day conditions have now gripped many parts of Punjab as well as Rajasthan including Pathankot at 13.6 degrees Celsius, Ludhiana 16 degrees, Amritsar at 14.8 degrees, Bathinda 13.9 degrees, Firozpur 14 degrees, Jalandhar 14.5 degrees, Kapurthala 14.5 degrees, Sri Ganganagar 14 degrees, Jammu 15.2 degrees.
These weather conditions can travel to East Uttar Pradesh and Bihar as well, particularly the Indo Gangetic Plains wherein temperatures drop beyond 16 degrees. However, central parts do not see cold day conditions.
Today, Ambala, Yamunanagar and a few other parts in Haryana along with Punjab may see cold day conditions. These weather conditions will persist for a day or two after which weather will improve.
However, after the passage of the system, temperatures will rise and it will be then, when the minimum temperatures will fall.
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