Icy cold winds from snow clad mountains of Western Himalayas are sweeping across Northwest, Central and Eastern parts of India leading to significant dipped in temperatures. Arid region of Rajasthan and parts of Haryana usually witness harshest and biting cold. Many districts of Rajasthan have been recording zero and sub zero minimums. Churu recorded minus 2.5, Sikar - 2, Alwar and Bhilwara zero degree. Hisar in Haryana is also at 0.8 degree.
There are reports from many parts of Rajasthan about subzero temperatures. Ground frost is being witnessed over many parts of Rajasthan, which is very harmful for standing crops. The cold winds will continue for another 24 to 48 hours and temperatures will not have much deviation. However, western districts of Rajasthan may witness marginal increase in temperatures from January 18.
A fresh Western disturbance is approaching Western Himalayas by night of January 18. Cold normally winds will be replaced by relatively warmer winds from southwest and gradually wind direction may change to easterly. Therefore, we can say that relief from biting cold is expected around January 19. And there after temperatures will keep on increasing and may reach in double digit by January 22nd or 23rd.