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Chilly days, foggy conditions likely to continue in Northwestern Himalayas

Shimla, Nov 17

In the upcoming two weeks, residents can anticipate a continuation of foggy mornings and chilly evenings. A deep depression ‘midhilli’ in the Bay of Bengal is currently heading north-northeast, maintaining a safe distance from coastal areas. While this system may impact weather conditions in the southern and northeastern states, it is not expected to affect the dry weather, foggy mornings, and chilly nights in the Northwestern Himalayan states, particularly Himachal Pradesh.

The Indian Meteorological Department predicts light cloud cover over the next 24 hours, but overall dry weather is expected across the state in the next fortnight. Day and night temperatures are gradually decreasing in North India, with the national capital recording its coldest day at 10.9 degrees Celsius.

In Himachal Pradesh, Keylong experienced temperatures as low as minus 0.9 degrees, Shimla at nine degrees, Kalpa 2.4, Dharmshala 12, Una 8.7, Nahan 14, Solan 7.3, Manali 4.4, Mandi 7.5, Kangra 10.5, Chamba 7.6, Dalhousie 6.2, Kufri 7.2, and Narkanda 4.9.

According to the IMD forecast from Nov 17 to 23, temperatures across most parts of the state will be normal, except for some areas in Kullu where temperatures could dip below normal. The state is expected to remain mainly dry, with no anomalies in average rainfall anticipated for the next week.

Downstream in the state, areas along riverbeds are experiencing the development of thick fog during the evening, night, and early morning hours. The state could witness an increase in fog conditions, intensifying with the onset of a cold wave after Nov 22, persisting through December. This increase in fog may lead to disruptions in vehicular traffic in various locations.


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