If you are travelling to Delhi, Chandigarh, and Uttarakhand — beware of severe weather


  • The India Meteorological Department has issued a “severe weather advisory”.
  • It is expecting thunderstorms, lightning and rain over Uttar Pradesh, east Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh.
  • Parts of Uttarakhand, West Rajasthan, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Gujarat are also likely to experience cold waves on Friday.
Several parts in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana and New Delhi witnessed rainfall on Thursday following cyclonic circulation over North Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir. The India Meteorological Department has issued a “severe weather advisory” and is expecting thunderstorms,lightning and rain over Uttar Pradesh, east Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh.

Parts of Uttarakhand, West Rajasthan, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Gujarat are also likely to experience cold waves on Friday.







Visibility in Haryana and Punjab reduced to 50m

Large parts of Punjab and Haryana on Friday remained under very dense fog cover with visibility less than 50 metres in many places impacting air, train and road traffic and throwing normal life out of gear.

The minimum temperatures settled below normal at several places in the region. The Met forecasts mild rain and foggy conditions in both the states till Saturday. Dense to very dense fog is likely at many places for the next few days.

In the plains of Punjab and Haryana, Bathinda was the coldest place with a low of 1.2 degree Celsius on January 17. Sirsa in Haryana reeled under a low of 2.4 degree Celsius, while Hisar, Karnal and Bhiwani settled at a low of 5.1 degrees, 10 degrees and 6.3 degree Celsius, respectively.

In neighbouring Punjab, Ludhiana, Adampur and Patiala had a low of 8.9 degrees, 10.7 degrees and 8.2 degrees Celsius, respectively. The minimum temperature in the holy city of Amritsar settled at 4.7 degrees. Chandigarh recorded a low of 9.4 degrees Celsius with mild rain.

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