Winter Break In Delhi Schools Extended Amid Biting Cold; Rain, Snow Predicted In Parts Of North India

Delhi government has announced the decision due to the prevailing cold weather in the national capital.

Cold wave to continue

Many parts of the country experienced severe cold conditions on Sunday morning, with maximum temperatures settling below normal.

The cold wave conditions persisted in parts of northern India and also in some central parts of the country. 

According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), cold wave conditions were experienced in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh.

Delhi government announces winter break for primary classes:

Delhi government has announced holidays for the students upto Class 5.

The decision has been announced due to the prevailing cold weather, NDTV reported.

IMD said the cold wave condition is likely to continue for 2–3 days.

"Cold Day to Severe Cold Day conditions are likely to continue over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Rajasthan during next 2 days and significant decrease thereafter," the IMD said.

According to the IMD, the temperatures on January 6 are in the range of 6-9 ℃ over Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi.
 “10-12℃ over parts of West Uttar Pradesh and northwest Madhya Pradesh; 13-15 ℃ over remaining parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and West Bengal,”  the weather department said.

It added Delhi’s Palam’s monitoring station has registered to be at 9.6 degrees Celsius, while Safdarjung station recorded the lowest temperature at 8.9 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

Rain likely over northwest and central India:

IMD has  predicted a fresh rain spell with thunderstorm or hailstorm activity likely over Northwest and Central India (Rajasthan and West Madhya Pradesh) during January 8-10.

A dense to very dense fog is likely to continue over northwest India during the next two days and then gradually decrease thereafter, it stated.

Dense to very dense fog conditions are very likely to prevail for a few hours in the night/morning in some parts of Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan on 07th and dense fog in isolated pockets for the subsequent two days, the IMD said.

Earlier, on Saturday Delhi spent yet another day in grey, foggy conditions with daytime peak temperature reaching just 15.2 degrees Celsius and low in the early hours settling at 8.9 degrees.

Fresh WD to affect northwest India:

According to weather experts, another fresh western disturbance is likely to affect northwest India from January 8. Between January 9 and 10 the IMD predicted a possibility of rain and snowfall across Himachal Pradesh as well.