Winter knocking at doorsteps as temperatures drop across North India

October 20, 2014 1:42 PM |

Weather-429X310The weather in North India has quickly changed in the last couple of days with light chill being felt across the region. In fact the hills have been experiencing a decent drop in temperatures. Minimums in some places have dropped as low as 5°C

Starting with Jammu and Kashmir, Bhaderwah recorded 23.3°C as the maximum temperature on Sunday, which is on degree below normal. Gulmarg and Jammu also saw the maximums settle at 12.2°C and 29.4°C, respectively, which is a degree above normal.

In Himachal Pradesh, Chamba saw the minimum settle at 10.8°C, about 2 degree below normal. Solan was one degree below normal at 8.5°C. Minimums in other places like Shimla, Dharamsala and Manali were cold but close to normal.

Down in the plains maximums have dropped by almost 2 degrees, while minimums are staying close to normal. The national capital Delhi recorded 31.5°C as the maximum on Sunday, which is one degree below normal, while the minimum settled 2 degrees below normal at 16.6°C on Monday morning. Adjoining Hisar in Haryana also saw minimum settle at 15.6°C, which is below normal by a degree.

Punjab has also been experiencing similar weather conditions. Maximums in the region have witnessed a drop but minimums are staying close to normal at most of the places. Ludhiana is one place where minimum has settled a degree below normal at 16.2°C. Other cities like Chandigarh, Firozpur, Patiala and Amritsar are either observing minimums close to normal or marginally above normal. However, these temperatures are still cold for this time of the year.

Meanwhile, the weather is going to remain the same across North India for at least 3-4 days after which a western disturbance is expected in Jammu and Kashmir. It is during this time that there could be significant change in the weather in North India.







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