Most parts of North India have staggered under cold wave conditions since the past few days. Cold conditions are very likely to continue over the next few days, as per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). Ladakh’s Padum town saw temperature dip down to a chilling -25 degree Celsius on Monday.
The Indian Meteorological Department also added that dense to very dense fog in the night or morning hours in some or many parts in north India, including Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana will likely continue during the next five days.
Himachal Pradesh also saw temperatures dropping by a few notches on Monday, and hovered around the freezing point at most places.
Reportedly, as many as 92 roads were closed in Himachal due to heavy snowfall in Lahaul and Spiti over the past few days and in higher regions. Where icy winds swept across the region, forcing local people to stay indoors.
The mountain passes and high-altitude tribal areas saw temperatures dropping under sub-zero, with mercury staying 12 to 15 notches below the freezing point in Keylong and Kusumsiri.
The Indian Meteorological Department also issued an advisory urging the farmers to keep livestock indoors due to the low temperatures, and asked them to make sure that adequate arrangements are in place to keep them warm. It also warned that the temperature is expected to fall further.