OMG! The days are getting really cold..yes…days temperatures in the NW plains and Northern regions of the sub-continent are lower than the day temperatures in the
The humid N winds sweeping the Northern plains, and forming of ground fog due to a stagnant high pressure ridge sitting in the region (1016 mb), but evading the hills, are responsible for the cold biting days.
I have seen cold days in these regions before, but this spell is longer than the previous ones.
Unfortunately, this spell has taken its toll with almost 100 dead in India due to the cold.
On Sunday, 9th. Jan,:
In Punjab, Gurdaspur (AWS) measured only 6.5c as the highest in the day, Patiala 7.4c,
Kaithal (AWS) in Haryana recorded a high of 6.5c and Karnal’s high was 7.4c on Sunday !!
The maximum and Minimum temperatures on Sunday:
The NCMRWF station at Noida recorded a max of 10.3c today (Sunday).
However, as mentioned, the hilly regions are in the “normal” range.
In H.P., Solan was coldest in the lower hills with minimum temperature of -1.0c C while Sundernagar, Bhuntar, Dharamsala, Mandi and Una recorded a low of 2.c, 3..0c C, 3.3c, 3.5c and 4.7crespectively
In the Utterakhand hills, Nainital was high at 11.6c and Mussoorie at 9.5c.
The nights are bitterly cold too;
On the 9th. of Jan, the lowest temperatures in the plains were: :
Nal and Suratgarh : 0.6c,
Panna (AWS) in M.P. was the cold at 0.4c,
Across in the plains of
Similar trend is seen in
The lowest in the plains of
Well, like I mentioned in yesterday’s blog, I surely see this easing up from the 13th. In
With the pressure ridge dropping to 1010 mb initially, and thence to 1008 mb in the region, A fairly good W.D. is on the anvil, and is expected to precipitate rain/snow in Northern and NW regions of the Sub-Continent from the 13th. of Jan. It would be peaking in precipitation on the 14th.and 15th.
The current easterly wave is very active over
It will penetrate into the Southern tip of
I expect rains in southern T.N. and Kerala for a couple of days.