Biting chilly situations intensified in elements of Rajasthan on Tuesday, with Mount Abu being recorded because the coldest place within the state at minus 4.2 levels Celsius, at the same time as there was some respite in Kashmir the place most locations witnessed a rise within the minimal temperature, officers mentioned.
Sikar and Bhilwara in Rajasthan recorded minimal temperatures of 0.5 levels Celsius and 1.6 levels Celsius, respectively.
Churu, Vanasthali, Pilani, Dabok, Chittorgarh recorded minimal temperatures of two, 2.8, 2.9, 3 and three.5 levels Celsius, in response to the Meteorological (MeT) Department.
Srinagar metropolis — the summer season capital of Jammu and Kashmir — recorded a low of minus 2.4 levels Celsius, up from minus 5.2 levels Celsius the earlier night time.
Qazigund, the gateway city to the valley, recorded a minimal temperature of two.8 levels Celsius – up from minus 5.5 diploma Celsius the earlier night time.
The minimal temperature at Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district settled at minus 11.5 levels Celsius on Monday night time.
Pahalgam, which additionally serves as a base camp for the annual Amarnath yatra in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 7.1 levels Celsius, rising over 4 levels from the earlier night time”s minus 11.9 levels Celsius.
Kashmir is at present beneath the grip of ”Chillai-Kalan” — the 40-day harshest winter interval when a chilly wave grips the area and the temperature drops significantly resulting in the freezing of water our bodies, together with the well-known Dal Lake in Srinagar in addition to the water provide strains in a number of elements of the valley.
In Uttar Pradesh, chilly wave situations prevailed at remoted locations previously 24 hours with the bottom temperature recorded at 2.4 levels Celsius in Etawah.
“Cold wave conditions occurred at isolated places over the state. Dense to very dense fog occurred at isolated places over west UP,” the MeT Department in Lucknow mentioned in an announcement.
According to the India Meteorological Department, “very dense” fog is when visibility is between 0 and 50 metres. In case of “dense” fog, visibility is between 51 and 200 metres.
Reduced visibility as a result of dense fog induced an accident wherein 5 individuals have been killed in Uttar Pradesh”s Bhadohi district on Tuesday. An ambulance carrying a physique and on its option to Chittorgarh in Rajasthan hit a stationary truck in Gopiganj space in Bhadohi, Superintendent of Police Ram Badan Singh mentioned.
Four members of a household and the ambulance driver have been killed within the accident, the SP mentioned.
The highest temperature in Uttar Pradesh was 22.2 levels Celsius recorded at Lakhimpur Kheri, whereas the bottom was 2.4 levels Celsius registered at Etawah.
The minimal temperatures continued to hover beneath regular limits in Haryana and Punjab, with Narnaul reeling at 1.8 levels Celsius.
Narnaul in Haryana recorded 4 levels beneath regular minimal temperature. Hisar, too, skilled a chilly night time recording a low of three levels Celsius, down 5 notches beneath regular.
Bhiwani (4.9 levels Celsius) and Ambala (5.4 levels Celsius) additionally recorded beneath regular minimums.
In Punjab, Ludhiana reeled beneath a biting chill, recording a low of three.2 levels Celsius, down three notches in opposition to the traditional for this time of the yr.
Amritsar recorded a low of three.8 levels Celsius, down one notch whereas Patiala”s minimal settled at 4.7 levels Celsius, three notches beneath regular vary.
Chandigarh, the frequent capital of the 2 states, recorded a low of 5.7 levels Celsius, one notch beneath the traditional.
The most temperatures additionally hovered effectively beneath regular limits within the two states, together with Chandigarh.