Travel warning: A cold wave sweeps North India, and roads in Himachal are closed due to heavy snowfall

Posted by Team on: Jan 3, 2023

Since a few days ago, a cold wave has affected many areas of North India, with Ladakh's Padum town experiencing a freezing -25 degree Celsius on Monday. The following few days are predicted to be frigid, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

The weather service further stated that for the next five days, dense to extremely dense fog in some or many pockets over northern India, including Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh, is anticipated to persist.

On Monday, minimum temperatures fell a few notches in Himachal Pradesh as well, hovering mostly around the freezing range.

According to reports, 92 highways in Himachal were stopped during the past several days as a result of significant snowfall in the region's higher elevations, Lahaul, and Spiti. Additionally, the area was swept by chilly gusts that made it necessary for people to stay inside.

Temperatures dropped below zero in the mountain passes and high-altitude tribal regions; in Keylong and Kusumsiri, they stayed 12 to 15 degrees below freezing.

Due to the chilly weather, the weather department also issued a warning advising farmers to confine their cattle indoors and to make sure that they have the necessary heating systems in place. Additionally, it issued a warning that more temperature drops were anticipated.