The entire belt of northern India continued to reel under an intense cold snap on Sunday, with several areas of Rajasthan registering temperatures below freezing. In many parts of the state, minimum temperatures dipped into the 3 to 5 degree Celsius range. It will get even colder until western disturbances provide some relief from Thursday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) cited.

Check the temperatures in different parts of North India:

  • At minus 4.7 degrees Celsius, Fatehpur in Rajasthan’s Sikar district recorded the lowest minimum temperature in India’s northwest plains.
  • Churu, located near the Thar Desert, recorded the season’s lowest minimum temperature of minus 2.5 degrees Celsius.
  • Punjab’s Faridkot shuddered at minus one degree Celsius.
  • Many parts of northwestern and southeastern Rajasthan recorded a minimum temperature in the range of 1 to 3 degrees Celsius.
  • Parts of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and southwestern Uttar Pradesh recorded their minimum temperatures in the range of 3 to 5 degrees Celsius.
  • In Delhi, the mercury dropped to 4.7 degrees Celsius at the Safdarjung Observatory, the city’s main weather station.
  • A cold snap saw the minimum temperature drop to 2.6 degrees Celsius in Jafarpur, 3.8 degrees Celsius at Lodhi Road, 3 degrees Celsius at Ayanagar and 3.2 degrees Celsius at Ridge in the national capital.
  • In Punjab, Amritsar recorded a low of 1.6 degrees Celsius.
  • Ludhiana, Patiala, Pathankot, Bathinda and Gurdaspur experienced cold weather conditions of 4.9, 4.2, 8, 1 and 3.7 degrees Celsius respectively.
  • Chandigarh registered 6.7 degrees Celsius.

IMD also predicted that minimum temperatures are likely to drop further by about 2 degrees Celsius in many parts of north-west and central India through January 17-18 and severe cold snaps are very likely in many parts of India. Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana. , and Delhi during this period.

“Ground Frost likely in isolated locations over Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan on January 16-18,” it said.

(With PTI inputs)

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