Cold wave continues to grip North India

The Meteorological Department said that light winds are blowing continuously and there is heavy moisture near the surface of the Gangetic plains in India.

Due to this, there is a possibility of very dense fog in the morning and evening in many areas of Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh during the next two to three days. At the same time, during the next four days, there are chances of dense fog in different parts of Bihar.

Dense to dense fog is also forecast in some areas of Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Sub Himalayan West Bengal, Assam and Tripura during the next two days.

Today i.e. on January 2, 2023, very dense fog is expected in some parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. On the other hand, dense fog will occur in isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.

Meanwhile, the air quality in the national capital was registered in the ‘very bad’ category with the AQI reaching 301.

According to the forecast of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the minimum and maximum temperatures in January 2023 are very likely to remain below normal in many parts of central India and contiguous areas of the peninsula, the eastern and northwestern India.

School closed in some districts of UP

The cold snap condition in Uttar Pradesh has affected school timetables in some districts while others extended winter holidays. Varanasi schools will be closed from classes 1 to 8 until January 4 due to cold and misty weather.

District magistrate S Rajalingam announced on Monday that all schools from class 1 to 8 will remain closed until January 4 in view of the severe cold snap in UP’s Varanasi, according to the PTI news agency.

“All schools from classes 1 to 8 will remain closed. Along with this, Anganwadi centres will also remain closed. The school closure order will apply to all primary schools, CBSE board, ICSE board, the Madarsa board, etc.,” said the district magistrate.

The Lucknow District Magistrate has also issued an order for the recognized schools in Lucknow to operate between 10 am and 5 pm. and 2 p.m. from Monday to January 10 for classes 1 to 8.

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