New Delhi, agency. Weather update Sheetalhar has started showing its impact across North India. According to the Meteorological Department, the cold winter is not going to get rid of it at the moment. In the northern parts of the mountains, the cold weather will continue with the chill. Not only this, cold conditions can be seen in many areas of North India with dense fog. The weather will be chilly in the northern hill areas, while in the plains, there will be extremely cold winds from the north.
According to Sky-Met Weather, a private weather agency, the northwestern plains of the country may face dense fog at some places in the morning. Moderate fog conditions can be seen in the national capital Delhi with cold winds. The eastern and northeastern states of the country, especially the southern Jharkhand trough, have now weakened, while a cyclonic circulation persists over Nagaland and adjoining areas. This may cause light rain in Arunachal Pradesh, eastern Assam and Nagaland.
In Himachal Pradesh, it was sunny on Monday, due to which people breathed a sigh of relief as well as relief operations have increased. The Fall Valley of Lahul-Spiti has been connected to Keylong while road restoration work is going on in Chandra Valley. However, 218 roads, including two national highways, are still closed across the state. The state is estimated to lose Rs 45 crore due to snowfall and rain. According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of snowfall in the higher regions and rain in the lower regions due to the weather intensity on December 19, 20 and 21.
According to Skymet Weather, northwest cold winds have started moving over the plains of North India after the active Western Disturbance near Jammu and Kashmir. Winds are running at a speed of 10 to 15 km per hour in Delhi NCR. At the same time, dense fog has also started in Punjab, Haryana, North Rajasthan including Delhi. This is the first time this year when fog has persisted from Punjab to Haryana, northern Rajasthan, northern parts of western Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh and all the plains of North India including Delhi.