Winter In India: Delhi Continues To Experience Severe Cold Waves, River In Spiti Frozen Due To Drop In Temperature

The temperature has significantly dropped in North India and its surrounding regions. A river in Spiti valley has also frozen due to minus degree temperature in the area.

Tanvi Dhote

December 22, 2020

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Delhi and other northern states of the country are suffering due to severe cold. Delhi has also recorded its coldest morning. Moreover, many rivers in the northern parts of the country are now frozen or close to freezing. Find out more details about this story below.

Himachal Pradesh and its surrounding areas are receiving heavy snowfall. This snowfall has resulted in a significant drop in temperature. Heavy icy winds are now travelling towards Delhi and other North-western States. These winds have resulted in Delhi recording its lowest temperature in the last few years.

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Snowclad regions in North are creating problems for the locals. Day to day living has been affected by this snowfall and the subsequent drop in the temperature. Even a river in Lahaul, Spiti has completely frozen. Locals are trying hard to clear the snow around the river and trying to break the ice. The temperature has reached -10℃. Even local water supply has been compromised due to the drop in temperature.

Last week, Delhi recorded its temperature at 3℃. The IMD even gave an orange alert to the citizens. Apart from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are also suffering because of the cold winds. Hence the temperature has also dipped in these areas. Over the next few days, the temperature is expected to dwindle some more and hence might become more troublesome for the people.

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According to latest reports, on December 20, 2020, Delhi’s temperature was 6℃ but as mentioned earlier this temperature is expected to fall by some more degrees. These cold winds seem to have originated in Srinagar. Hence the temperature in Srinagar has also become a cause of concern. The latest record show that Srinagar temperature is -6.6℃. If the temperature keeps on lowering in Srinagar it could bring day to day life to a complete standstill.

On the other hand, this drop in temperature has resulted in increased tourist activities. Since the Kedarnath temple has been shut down due to heavy snowfall, many devotees are now enjoying the snowclad mountains surrounding the temple.

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