Northern India, already shivering with bone-chilling temperature, sees rainfall.
Some Parts of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi received rain during the early Morning hours of Saturday as North India continued to freezing temperatures. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday that light to moderate rains along with thunderstorms will occur in the northern region of India during the next few hours.
IMD (India Meteorological Department of India) pointed out that dense to very dense fog was observed in isolated pockets over Some Parts of Punjab, Haryana and West UP and dense fog was seen in isolated pockets over northern Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. Visibility recorded (during 0530 hrs IST of yesterday to 0530 hrs IST of today) (200 meter or less): Amritsar, Bareilly, Patiala and Ambala-25 each; Gaya and Karnal-50 each; Ganganagar, Hissar, Aligarh and Gwalior-200 each, it added.
The Delhi, which recorded the season’s lowest temperature of 1.1°C on New Year, also saw very dense fog in Palam area with zero visibility till 7am on Saturday after which it improved to approximately 150 metres.
Several areas situated in the northwestern plains recorded sub-zero or near 0°C minimum temperatures on the New Year’s Day on Friday. Hisar In Haryana on Friday recorded a minimum temperature of 1.2 degrees Celsius - the coldest in 47 years. Other cities in the state such as Narnaul in Haryana (0.2°C) Sirsa (2°C) and Rohtak (2°C) also saw a drop in their minimum temperature. In Punjab, Faridkot recorded a minimum temperature of 0.2 degrees Celsius, Bathinda in Punjab 1.2 degrees and Amritsar 2.2 degrees on Friday.