In the last week of December in Uttarakhand, winter has started showing its attitude. Cold wave continues to wreak havoc in Udham Singh Nagar and Haridwar. Frost is increasing the trouble in the mountains. At the same time, for the first time in 37 years, Haridwar has reached -6 degree temperature.
For the first time since the establishment of the Meteorological Center in Bahadarabad, Haridwar in 1985, the minimum temperature was recorded at -6 degrees on Wednesday. At the same time, the maximum temperature was also recorded at 10.5 degree Celsius.
According to Narendra Rawat, the research head of the Meteorological Department, for the first time in 37 years, such a decline has been recorded in the minimum and maximum mercury. The minimum temperature recorded was -3 in 1988. In 2018, the minimum temperature was recorded -1 degree. The maximum temperature has also never come down so low in 37 years.
Let us tell you that the Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for cold wave in Udham Singh Nagar and Haridwar for the next 48 hours. According to Bikram Singh, director of the Meteorological Center, Udham Singh Nagar and Haridwar districts will be covered with fog along with severe cold.
Due to severe cold, In-charge District Magistrate and Chief Development Officer Prateek Jain has declared holiday on Wednesday and Thursday in all government and non-government schools, Anganwadi and Mini Anganwadi centers from class one to 12.
Due to cold in Munsiyari of Pithoragarh, Beas and Darma valleys of Dharchula, water has started freezing in the taps and springs. The minimum temperature was -3 in Munsiyari and five degrees Celsius in Bageshwar. In Haldwani, it happened in the lap of fog on Wednesday morning itself.
In Munsiyari of Pithoragarh district, the night temperature is reaching minus three degrees. It is sunny in Champawat and Nainital. The minimum temperature here is 14°C while it is 8°C in Sarovarnagari. Normal life has been thrown out of gear due to continuous cold wave and melting in Terai for two days.