Winter has taken a painful plunge this year and made sure the level of mercury hovers near the lower temperatures. Muzaffarnagar reached 3.4°C while Fursatganj encountered a new level of low at 2.8°C.
The chilly weather continues to leave a nasty impact on the northern states of India, claiming four lives in Uttar Pradesh near Shamli district. The fog continues to engulf the various areas of the country making it difficult to survive for many people.
Snowfall was noticed in Pahalgam and Gulmarg in Kashmir along with some of the places on Himachal Pradesh. A cab that was running on a road named Kupwara Tangdhar in Kashmir was hit with an avalanche. However, the condition of the people traveling in it is yet to be known.
Uttar Pradesh is witnessing fog with various intensities and the intensity of the cold is deepening with every passing day.
Ladakh region and Kashmir Valley are witnessing a harsh 40-day period of winter, where the chances of snowfall have increased by many folds. Gulmarg faced a temperature of −9°C and Kokernag town in south Kashmir was recorded with a temperature of −3.4°C. The temperature in high altitudes Tribal areas encountered a temperature ranging from −14 and −21°C. Keylong also faced a temperature of −8°C.
Amritsar in Punjab was also not spared from the grasp of the winter and recorded a temperature of 3.3°C along with Narnaul that quivered at a temperature of 3.5°C.
Various places in Rajasthan witnessed an increase in temperature of 1 to 2°C and the level of mercury in Alwar reached the minimum point of 1.2°C.
Delhi is engulfed in fog with an intensified cold that reached a low of 7.2°C.