Cold Arctic Wind Responsible for North India's Winter

Cold Arctic wind from the north is responsible for freezing temperatures in northern India.

The Indian Meteorological Department declared that, Since December cold blasts of wind have been coming from the Arctic in the north called the Polar Vortex.

The temperature in Northern India has dropped to -1.1 degree Celsius in Churu, Rajasthan.

In America there are severe snowstorms and Europe is experiencing below freezing temperatures due to the Polar Vortex.

Western Disturbance [WD] is the low pressure wind that brings low temperature and rain to the North India. Generally 4-5 types of WDs comes to the North of India. This year there are 7 WDs.

Temperatures in Pahalgam was -13.7ºC, Srinagar was -5.4ºC, Shimla was 0.8ºC, Delhi was 4.4ºC and Amritsar are 1.5ºC.

Snowfall is expected across the western region of the Himalayas which are J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Some areas may even receive rain and hail stones.