Recent spell of rain over parts of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan has set the tone for cold weather conditions. Snow and rain in the hills will provide trigger for icy winds in the coming days. Earlier, late withdrawal of monsoon and few stray showers in November has dragged the seasonal rainfall much above the normal mark so far. Upcoming week or 10days will exercise restrain and generally observe dry days.
In the absence of rains and cold winds strolling down the slopes of mountains, night temperatures are likely to plunge in to single digit at most places. Cloudless skies will provide decent sunshine to raise the day temperature to low and mid 20’s across the region. Mist and haze with moderate fog in pockets is quite likely. Border areas of Punjab are likely to be the coldest amongst all.
After the passage of western disturbance, there is a significant drop in temperature in the past 24hr. These are expected to decline further in the next 5-7days. Districts of Malwa region of Punjab comprising Firozpur, Fazilka, Bathinda, Faridkot and Muktsar are expected to drop to 5-6°C and 7-8°C at Ludhiana, Patiala and Sangrur. Amritsar and Jalandhar, otherwise coldest places in thick of winters will hang around 6-7°C.
North Rajasthan will have the distinction of being the coldest part of the state. Temperature will slide down to 6-7°C at Sriganganagar, Suratgarh, Hanumangarh, Anupgarh and Churu. However, days are likely to be pleasantly warm with mercury spiking to 25°C. Fog and mist will be the least over this region.
Haryana will have a wide range of temperature to start with. While Hisar, Narnaul and Karnal will stay lowest with minimum dipping to 6-7°C, the NCR towns along with Rohtak, Rewari, Jhajjar and Mewat will be shade higher at about 8-9°C. National capital Delhi also will have another round of single digit temperature during this period.