New Delhi: It is going to be ice-cold winters for the Northern Plains this year. With minimum temperatures dropping by 4-8 degree Celsius in the last 48 hours, winters have finally set in. The drop in temperatures is because of the heavy snowfall received by Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand in the last few days.

Chilly winds have been blowing over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, North Rajasthan and parts of West Uttar Pradesh. Churu in North Rajasthan from the past two days and have hence led to a drop in temperatures, that is, from 11.6 degrees Celcius to 4.2 degrees Celcius.

Accordingly, the night temperatures also dropped to 6 degrees Celcius in Haryana’s Hisar. However, drop in both the day and night temperatures are expected. No fresh active western disturbance is expected as of now. 

Parts of Punjab, Haryana and North Rajasthan may even experience frost during the early hours in the coming days. Moderate to dense fog is also expected over parts of these states.