North India enveloped in fog: Rajasthan’s Churu freezes at 0 degrees Celsiusbiting cold prevails

North India is in a grip of cold wave conditions as temperatures plummet making life difficult for the people. IMD earlier issued a fog warning for a number of locations in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh along with west Uttar Pradesh and north Rajasthan.

The Temperature dropped to near freezing temperature in Rajasthan’s Churu on Monday. Churu, a district in Rajasthan, located close to the Thar desert, recorded the coldest winter day of this season as the temperature dipped to zero degree Celsius.

In Mount Abu, temperature dipped to freezing point and a thin layer of frost was formed on the surfaces of cars, tables and ground.

Dense to very dense fog continues to engulf north Indian states on Tuesday after temperatures dropping to sub-zero levels in some parts. Parts of Haryana, Delhi, Punjab and Uttarakhand were enveloped in fog in the morning, reducing visibility drastically. Low visibility has been disrupting train and air traffic and a number of road accidents have also been reported last week.

The national capital New Delhi reeled under a cold wave and foggy conditions, causing disruption of normal life. Delhi on Sunday recorded a minimum temperature of 5.3 degrees celsius while most parts of northern India today witnessed temperatures in a range between 3 to 7 degrees Celsius said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday.

The district magistrate in Bihar’s Patna said in a notice on Saturday that the schools will remain closed for students up to class 8 from today till year-end in view of cold wave conditions.

Dense fog engulfed parts of Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad lowering visibility in many areas. As per IMD, “Moradabad will witness a minimum temperature of 7°C and a maximum temperature of 18°C while dense fog will continue to persist today.”

Fog and cold wave conditions prevailed in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad today. Haridwar in UP too witnessed dense fog as the minimum temperature remained below 10 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, in Punjab’s Amritsar, fog and cold wave conditions prevailed as the minimum temperature was recorded at 6.5 degrees Celcius today. In Haryana, thick fog shrouded the city of Ambala.

The IMD also predicted light to moderate rainfall in several places in the Lakshadweep area and a few places in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala on Tuesday.

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