As winter chills, the cup of hot beverage is compensating for the chill effect of one-digit temperature which has been considerably going down for the last few days. The people in North Indian states are hovering around the Bonfires, Agithi, Alawa, and Aag. It is as good as wise to keep yourself inside the house behind closed doors in order to skip the harsh chill outside.
Winter chills in North India now experiencing the cold wave
A layer of dense fog is covering North India which is now experiencing a cold wave. The temperature goes down in the National Capital Delhi and NCR region. The harsh cold wind from the Himalayan region is worsening the situation. The temperature dipped down at many places in Delhi.
The Indian Metrological Department said, due to dense fog and very low cloud cover, severe cold wave conditions were observed over Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Bihar. Harsh cold day conditions were observed over some parts of Delhi and outside areas in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
According to PTI reports, A layer of ‘dense’ to ‘very dense’ fog over the parts of Indo-Gangetic plains and adjoining regions of central and eastern parts of the country affected rail and air traffic in the meantime. IMD said the condition of the coldwave is likely to continue over northwest India during the next three weeks.
On December 26, Delhi recorded its lowest temperature, 3 degrees. At present, it is hovering around 4.4 degrees. The cold wave conditions are likely to intensify in the upcoming days. In addition, the blanketed dense fog over Noth India will make the situation worse even more.
Delhi’s minimum temperature was lower than Dalhousie, Dharamshala, Kangra, Shimla, Dehradun, Mussoorie, and Nainital, according to official data of the Indian Metrological Department.
Some parts of Delhi are wrapped under dense fog making it difficult for the vehicles to move.
The cascading effect of the chilling winter season
Dense fog and low visibility make it difficult for vehicles to move on the road. Low visibility is one of the leading causes of road accidents in India. The smooth movement of flights, trains, and vehicles is not possible in this weather situation.
The bad weather also affected the operation of the train movement in North India. At least 2 Dozens of trains are running late for Delhi alone. The condition of late arrivals and departures is more worsen in other parts of Northern India.
At Indira Gandhi International Airport, five flights were delayed due to low visibility dense fog, they were later diverted to Jaipur due to continuous bad weather in Delhi.
People in North India reeled under server cold conditions and now experiencing cold waves. Daily wages workers, homeless, and roadside workers are experiencing worse situations due to the harsh winter cold.
The North Indian Plane is wrapped up by the chilled wind from the Himalayan region. Low temperatures caused cold waves like situation, which is not good for children and old people.
Every season is now becoming more intense in its behavior due to climate change.