Skymet Weather predicts that dense fog will continue to cover the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and north Bengal for at least two more days. This will not be good news for commuters as well as railway and airport authorities. The ‘western disturbance’ that affect the Himalayan regions often leads to a change in temperatures in north India, leading to cold day conditions and temperatures falling to sub zero. That’s what the people of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are experiencing right now. The maximum temperatures have continuously been 5°C to 10°C below normal and fog is prevailing for longer hours.
Throughout January, extremely low temperatures were recorded in parts of Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Agra and Varanasi. And on 28 January, Lucknow recorded the coldest minimum temperature of 2°C, lower than that in Amritsar which is usually the coldest due to its proximity to the hills. The day temperatures in Gorakhpur and Varanasi were also recorded at 9°C and 8°C below normal.
Thick haze and mist has been previaling mainly in Allahabad and Kolkata for the past few days. The weather conditions in these areas will change only if the wind picks up. Dense fog and extremely cold weather in the new year has already taken a heavy toll in Uttar Pradesh.
However another ‘western disturbance’ is expected to enter the Himalayas in two days, which could help in raising the temperatures and giving some relief from the cold. It is due to this approaching system that a little rain is expected over Delhi and adjoining areas of the National Capital Region on 1 or 2 February. Currently, Delhi is experiencing light mist in the morning hours and partly cloudy skies.
There are chances of rain over Vidharbha and adjoining areas of central India, due to a mix of humid winds from the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. Weather will be pleasant in this part of the country. Arunachal Pradesh and Assam too could record traces of rain in the hills because of winds. Weather will be dry elsewhere in India.
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