Winters tightens its grip over North India, chilly days ahead

Winters tightens its grip over North India, chilly days ahead

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winters in IndiaWinters has tightened its grip over North India, as mercury drops significantly across the region. People could now feel the winter chill that had been missing so far.

Till now, days had been pretty comfortable, while nights and mornings were cold. But now, we could feel the chill in the atmosphere during the afternoon hours as well. In fact, we expect both day and night temperatures to dip further during the next 2-3 days, leading to further intensification of the winters.

According to Skymet Weather, change in weather condition can be attributed to the chilly winds blowing across Punjab, Haryana, Delhi-NCR and North Rajasthan.

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Earlier this week, an active Western Disturbance and its induced cyclonic circulation over Rajasthan had given heavy snowfall over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, while fairly widespread rains were witnessed across the northwestern plains.

Now both the systems have moved away, paving way for icy cold northwesterly winds. These winds are directly blowing from Himalayas, which have recently recorded snowfall. Moreover, wind speed is also moderate.

This has led to substantial drop in both the maximum and minimum temperatures and are below normal by 3-10 degrees. Night temperatures have been now settling in single digit across the northwestern plains. Meanwhile, day temperatures settled below 20°C for the first time in the season. In fact, several parts of Haryana, Punjab and few parts of Rajasthan are reeling under cold day conditions.

Cold day conditions are declared when maximum temperatures in the plains are recorded below 16°C. According to Skymet Weather, these winds would continue to blow over the plains. As a result, we expect mercury to drop further marginally. Hence, people across Northwest India must brace for cold days and chilly nights ahead.

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