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Mercury is decreasing in most of northern India; rain, snowfall likely in parts of J&K on Thursday | India News


NEW DELHI: Mercury fell over most of northern India on Wednesday, a day after snowfall was reported in some high-altitude areas of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, while moderate to heavy fog was observed in parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh affecting normal. lifetime.
The national capital recorded a low temperature of 10.6 degrees Celsius, and the meteorological department predicted that it would drop a bit on Saturday, as cold winds began to blow from the mountainous regions.
The maximum temperature in the city was set at 25.4 degrees Celsius.
The low temperature in Delhi this month, except for Nov. 16, has remained 2-3 degrees below normal in the absence of a cloud cover, according to IMD officials.
The city’s air quality marginally deteriorated and was recorded in the “poor” category on Wednesday, as a change in wind direction slightly increased the share of stubble burning in the city’s pollution.
The Delhi Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded in the “moderate” category in the morning. However, pollution levels increased a bit as the day progressed. The 24-hour average AQI was 211. On Tuesday it was 171.
An AQI between zero and 50 is considered “good”, 51 and 100 “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 “moderate”, 201 and 300 “poor”, 301 and 400 “very poor” and 401 and 500 “severe”.
Climate experts and government agencies said significant changes are not likely in the next three to four days.
Cold conditions prevailed in Himachal Pradesh two days after the state witnessed its first snowfall of the season, and Lahaul and Spiti administrative center, Keylong, was the coldest place to record a low of minus 7.6 degrees Celsius.
Kinnaur’s Kalpa recorded a minimum temperature of minus 2.1 degrees Celsius. Minimum temperatures in Kufri, Dalhousie and Manali were 3 degrees Celsius, 4.8 degrees Celsius and 5 degrees Celsius. Shimla registered a low of 5.8 degrees Celsius.
Night temperatures fell in parts of Rajasthan with Mount Abu recording the lowest minimum temperature of 4.6 degrees Celsius. Churu recorded a low of 8.3 degrees Celsius, a five-point drop from the previous night.
The mercury settled at 8.8 degrees Celsius at Ganganagar, 9.1 degrees Celsius at Pilani, 10.5 degrees Celsius at Sikar, 11.8 degrees Celsius at Jaisalmer, 13.4 degrees Celsius at Barmer, and 13.8 degrees Celsius. in Alwar, according to the MeT department.
Bhilwara recorded a minimum temperature of 14 degrees Celsius, Dabok 14.8 degrees Celsius, Jaipur 16.2 degrees Celsius and Kota 16.6 degrees Celsius.
According to the meteorological department, temperatures will drop even further in the state over the next 24 hours.
Moderate to dense fog was observed in isolated locations in Himachal Pradesh and eastern Uttar Pradesh affecting daily life.
In Jammu and Kashmir, the Gulmarg ski resort recorded the lowest minimum temperature of minus 6 degrees Celsius, four levels below normal, while Jammu and Srinagar recorded their minimum temperatures at 9.5 degrees Celsius and 0.8 degrees Celsius respectively.
The meteorological department has forecast rain and snowfall in isolated parts of the Union territory on Thursday.
In southern India, heavy rains occurred in isolated locations in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala and Mahe.
“Under the influence of western shocks, light to moderate rain and snow, isolated or scattered, is likely over the western Himalayan region, while dry weather is likely in the rest of the country,” the Department said. India’s weather forecast for next week. .

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