Cold wave continues in most districts of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. The Meteorological Department has again issued an alert for cold wave in seven districts of UP, whereas, the outbreak of cold will continue throughout UP. The icy wind from the mountains forced the general public to lurk in their homes. An alert has been issued for seven districts. It has warned of cold wave in Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Bareilly, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Kanpur Nagar, Sonbhrad and its surrounding areas till 15 January.
According to Meteorological Director JP Gupta, the northwest wind coming from the mountains is increasing the cold in the plains. In such a situation where there will be cold wave in some districts, there will be an outbreak of cold in other districts. Fog in the morning and cold air during the day are increasing difficulties in UP. There will be an outbreak of cold in the capital on Makar Sankranti festival. Earlier on Wednesday, there was a slight fog in the morning, while the day was sunny, but icy winds continued.
Likely to frost
On the other hand, meteorologist Dr. SN Sunil Pandey of Chandrashekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur said that there is a possibility of more cold in the next 48 hours. Continually cold air is coming from the mountains towards the plains. Frost may also occur, in such a situation, farmers should protect crops by irrigation and drug spraying.
Alert was issued in seven districts three days ago
The Meteorological Department had issued a cold alert in UP three days ago. It warned of cold wave till 13 January in Saharanpur, Shamli, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Bijnor, Amroha, Moradabad, Rampur, Bareilly. In Sangamnagar Prayag, the minimum temperature decreased by three degrees Celsius as compared to Tuesday.
Agra recorded a minimum temperature of three degrees Celsius below normal at 4.8 degrees Celsius. Kasganj recorded a maximum temperature of 17 and a minimum of four degrees Celsius. Mainpuri recorded a minimum temperature of six and a maximum of 21 degrees Celsius. West Uttar Pradesh was chilling amid the wintry winds.