Dal lake frozen in Kashmir, North India will be hit by cold wave in next two days

The India Meteorological Department has said that there is a possibility of cold wave conditions in Punjab, Haryana, North Rajasthan and Chandigarh between December 18 and 20. There is also a possibility of light to moderate rain or snow in the Western Himalayan region for the next three days. The Meteorological Department said, this would be because ...
 
Dal lake frozen in Kashmir, North India will be hit by cold wave in next two days

Dal lake frozen in Kashmir, North India will be hit by cold wave in next two days

The India Meteorological Department has said that there is a possibility of cold wave conditions in Punjab, Haryana, North Rajasthan and Chandigarh between December 18 and 20. There is also a possibility of light to moderate rain or snow in the Western Himalayan region for the next three days. The Meteorological Department said, this would be because a Western Disturbance is being seen as a cyclonic circulation which is forming over Jammu and neighbourhood. A fresh Western Disturbance as a cyclonic circulation is persisting over Afghanistan and neighboring areas. According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of light to moderate rain or snowfall at isolated places over Jammu, Kashmir-Ladakh-Gilgit-Baltistan-Muzaffarabad and Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on December 16-17 during the next three days. Light rain is also likely at isolated places over northern parts of Punjab, Haryana and West Uttar Pradesh on December 16.

RK Jenamani, Senior Scientist, National Weather Forecasting Centre, said, “We are expecting light and scattered rain in some parts of northwest India on December 16 and 17. After December 17, the temperature is likely to drop. Till today only dense fog is expected in Punjab, but we are monitoring the development of fog in Delhi also.” Cold wave occurs in plains when the minimum temperature is 10 degree Celsius or less and 4.5 degree below normal for two consecutive days. According to the IMD, light to moderate rain is very likely at isolated or isolated places over Tamil Nadu-Puducherry-Karaikal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Rainfall is very likely at isolated places over Kerala-Mahe during the next five days.

Rest parts of the country are likely to experience dry weather during this period. The minimum temperature is likely to drop by 2-3 degrees over Northwest and Central India. The weather in the Kashmir Valley of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir remained quite cold on Wednesday, with the temperature recording minus 3.9 degrees Celsius. Due to which the part of the world famous Dal Lake got frozen. Due to clear skies in the valley and drop in night temperatures, the middle of Dal Lake, including small water bodies and rivulets, has frozen. During this, the sailors were seen here removing the snow to take their Shikara boat forward. Tourists who came to visit here were seen enjoying with snow in their hands. The Meteorological Department said that the night temperature may remain below two to four degrees in the coming days in Jammu and Kashmir. At present, The weather here will remain dry till December 23. The Meteorological Department said that there is a possibility of snowfall of up to 60 percent in the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh on Christmas Day.