Cold day conditions have been observed over many parts of north India for quite some time now. Moreover, the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and now even some areas of Bihar are observing cold day conditions which is due to the absence of any weather system as well as dense fog being observed over many parts of these areas. In fact, some observatories in Delhi have also observed cold day conditions.
For all those who do not know, cold day conditions occur when the minimum is below 10°C as well as the maximum is at least 4.5° below the normal levels.
Talking about Punjab, most cities in the state are observing the maximum at least 5 to 9 degrees below normal. Patiala saw its maximum at 11 degrees, Ludhiana 11.6 degrees, Jalandhar 12.3 degrees, Pathankot 12 degrees, Amritsar 13 degrees.
For Haryana, Ambala recorded its maximum at 10.2 degrees, Karnal 11 degrees, Rohtak 13.1 degrees, and Hisar at 14 degrees. Chandigarh and Delhi also observed cold day conditions with the former seeing 11.9 degrees as its maximum and the latter's Palam observatory seeing 14 degrees.
As far as the state of Uttar Pradesh is concerned, maximum temperatures have been at least 5 to 8° below the normal levels and Lucknow recorded 12 degrees, Bareilly 10.1 degrees, Bahraich 12.5 degrees, Gorakhpur 12.6 degrees, Agra 13.9 degrees, Varanasi 15.6 degrees, Kanpur 13.2 degrees and Agra 13.9 degrees.
Bihar also saw cold conditions in some parts including Patna which recorded its maximum at 13.4 degrees Muzaffarpur at 13.8 degrees and Kanpur at 13.2 degrees.
These cold day conditions are expected to continue for at least the next 24 hours as know where the system is likely until then. By tomorrow night, a fresh western disturbance is expected to approach the western Himalayas which may cause some difference in both the maximum and the minimum temperatures.