It has been an extremely cold winter so far for most parts of Northwest India. The national capital Delhi has already broken a couple of records and is on the verge of creating some new ones.
On the other hand Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan are recording almost freezing night temperature. According to the data available with Skymet place like Amritsar, Anandpur Sahib, Bhatinda, Ferozepur, Jalandhar and Kapurthala in Punjab recorded minimum below 5 degrees Celsius today morning. Bhatinda saw the minimum settle at 3 degrees Celsius while in Amritsar and Anandpur Sahib the night temperature recorded was 4.5 and 4.7 degrees Celsius, respectively.
The condition was worse in Haryana with a couple of places almost touching the freezing point. For instance, Hisar and Narnaul shivered with a minimum of 0.2 degrees Celsius and 0.5 degrees Celsius, respectively. Karnal and Gurugram with 1.5 degrees Celsius and 2.4 degrees Celsius as the minimum were not far behind in experiencing the bone-chilling cold.
The condition in the other Northwest state of Rajasthan was extremely bad with Sikar seeing the night temperature slide and settle at a freezing -1 degrees Celsius. Other places like Alwar and Churu also saw the minimum settle at 0.2 degrees Celsius and 1.1 degrees celsius which is close to freezing point.
We can therefore clearly say that cold wave conditions are being observed in several parts of Northwest India. For the next 2-3 days, the weather condition will prevail as there is no weather system likely to affect the region until December 30.
Northerly cold winds will continue to blow in Northwest India in the absence of any weather system and clear skies. The night temperature in most parts will hand around the same level. Frost like condition is a possibility in some parts of Delhi, Punjab and Haryana during this period.
After the fresh Western Disturbance begins to affect the hills of North India and the plains that the night temperature will start to become a little comfortable.
There are also chances of light spells of rain and thundershower in Delhi, East and North Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab from December 31 to January 3 -the time when the Western Disturbance is going to be active.
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Any information picked up from here has to be attributed to Skymet Weather