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Delhi shivers as mercury dips as low as 1.4°C, cold wave predictions till Jan 18 in North West India

In J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the Meteorological Office said it may rain and snowfall between January 18 and 20
10:27 AM Jan 16, 2023 IST | APN Live
delhi shivers as mercury dips as low as 1 4°c  cold wave predictions till jan 18 in north west india

Severe cold continues to wreak havoc in entire North India including Delhi. Trains and traffic are getting affected the most due to cold and fog. Most of the railway trains are running late. Yellow alert has also been issued in some states for up to 3 days. The lowest temperature of this season was recorded in Delhi on Monday morning.


According to IMD, national capital’s Lodhi Road recorded 1.6 degree Celsius while Safdarjung recorded 1.4 degree Celsius. According to the information received from the Meteorological Department, from January 16 to 18, cold wave conditions have been predicted in northwestern India.

Rain, snowfall from January 18 to 20

In Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand also, the Meteorological Office said that there may be rain and snowfall between January 18 and 20. According to the information, till January 17, the minimum temperature is expected to drop by about 3 degree Celsius in many parts of northwest and central India.


According to the information given by the Railways, due to the foggy weather, many trains have been rescheduled and the routes of many trains have been changed. In such a situation, one can cancel the train booking ticket and get a refund. According to the list issued by the Railways, 13 Indian Railways trains are running late in Northern Railway due to fog.

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Yellow alert issued in Delhi

In view of the outbreak of fog and cold, the Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert for three days from January 16 to 18 in the national capital. Along with this, the department has also asked people to take precautions. Yellow Alert is issued when the danger is not high, but the weather condition can worsen at any time. Because of which one needs to be prepared.

According to the information received from a senior meteorologist, there may be a possibility of a cold day in the national capital including North India. A cold day occurs when the minimum temperature is less than or equal to 10 °C above normal and the maximum temperature is at least 4.5 °C below normal.

According to the department, there is a possibility of a gradual rise of temperature by 3 to 5 degree Celsius during January 18 to 20. Apart from this, according to estimates, cold wave conditions will prevail in many parts of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi till January 18th. During this, fog and melting of ice can also increase.

There is a chance of snowfall

There may be rain and snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand between January 18 and January 20. Apart from this, officials said that the temperature in Pahalgam fell to -10.9 degree Celsius and in Gulmarg to -10.4 degree Celsius. According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of moderate snowfall at many places in the high altitude areas.

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