Cold Weather update: The entire North Indian region was still experiencing a severe cold wave on Saturday, with the Delhi-NCR awaking to dense fog and poor visibility and Mandhol hamlet in the Shimla area of Himachal Pradesh seeing heavy overnight snowfall.
Mandhol’s houses and trees were both coated in white, but the people choose to stay inside the warmth of their homes despite the significant snowfall.
(Cold Weather update) The maximum and minimum temperatures in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday were 6 degrees Celsius and -4 degrees Celsius, respectively, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Narkanda, Manali, and the Malana villages in the Kullu district all experienced snowfall in the state’s higher elevations.
Sources claim that the state’s transportation system was severely impacted by the massive snowfall, which made commuting extremely difficult. Beyond Solanganala, the authorities has halted the circulation of tourist cars.
The national capital, meanwhile, experienced maximum temperatures of 18 degrees Celsius and 4 degrees Celsius on Saturday.
The IMD reports that Palam had poor visibility in the early hours of Saturday, although it became better once the sun came up.
The IMD had earlier on Friday predicted snowfall in Himachal Pradesh’s higher elevations over the coming few days. The agency also anticipated some light snowfall in the state’s Kinnaur, Chamba, Lahaul-Spiti, Shimla, and Kullu districts.
The lower Himachal districts of Hamirpur, Bilaspur, Una, and Mandi also received a cold wave alert.
“Over the past 24 hours, new snowfall has been recorded in Himachal Pradesh’s highest elevations. Hansa in Lahaul-Spiti reported 9 cm of new snowfall, Kothi in Kullu district received 15 cm, higher reaches of Shimla district recorded 5 cm of new snowfall “HP Sandeep Kumar Sharma, a senior IMD scientist, said ANI on Friday.
An earlier tweet from a weather specialist predicted that North India would experience an icy chill between January 14 and January 19, with the climax likely occurring between January 16 and January 18.