According to a report published in Hindustan Times, different regions in North India are experiencing an increase in the cold wave conditions. The Pandum town in Ladakh has recorded a temperature of minus twenty-five degrees Celsius, today. The Department of Indian Meteorology has sent out an alert that over the next few days, extreme cold conditions are to persist. In a note to the press, the weather department has informed that in certain parts of North India such as Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, and Punjab, the weather would be adverse. For the next five days, very dense fog shall overcast the skies, especially during the nights and early mornings.
Due to such extreme weather conditions, many states have either changed their school timings or extended the holidays to winter. The weather agency has also said that the maximum and minimum temperatures al; throughout January are expected to go beyond normal in different parts of Central India. Especially in Central India, Northwest, East, and other adjoining parts of the Peninsular.
In Ladakh, a temperature of minus twenty-five degrees Celsius has been recorded today. Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir has recorded a temperature of minus ten degrees Celsius. In Chandigarh and Punjab, the government has extended their winter holidays for all government and undertaking government schools till January 8th. A massive situation of cold waves has kept normal life paralyzed. The Education Minister of Schools has Tweeted that because of dense fog and severe cold all across the state, the school holidays for both government and private have been extended from 2nd January to 8th January. This decision has been taken keeping in view the safety and health of both teachers and students.
In Uttar Pradesh, a temperature as low as 5.4 degrees has been marked in Kanpur, this morning. Due to the massive cold waves, the timings to school till January 10th have been revised from classes one till eight. The District Magistrate of Gorakhpur too has announced keeping the schools closed till the 3rd of January from LKG up to class eight. The government of Haryana has kept all schools closed up to class eight till the 8th of January. Patna in Bihar too is experiencing the same severity in weather conditions keeping the schools closed till the 7th of January. Along with the massive cold, a thick layer of fog has kept the skies covered here too.
After a brief break in the New year, the weather conditions have started to deteriorate again in Delhi. A temperature of 7.6 degrees has been marked this morning. Even the air quality too has deteriorated to poor quality levels with the AQI reading being noted at three hundred and one. A few part ibn Rajasthan are experiencing extremely cold conditions. On New Year’s day, all its major cities marked a temperature dip of ten degrees. On New year’s eve, Fatehpur of Sikar in Rajasthan recorded the coldest. The temperature has gone down to one degree Celsius. Chiru too had recorded 1.6 degrees.