A view of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, on December 16, 2021. Photo: IANS/Ravishankar Vyas

A view of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, on December 16, 2021. Photo: IANS/Ravishankar Vyas

Cold wave grips Rajasthan, Fatehpur shivers at -1.6 degrees

Jaipur, December 17, 2021

A cold wave has gripped Rajasthan amid the ongoing winter chill, leading to a big drop in temperatures across the desert state.

On Thursday night, Fatehpur recorded -1.6 degree Celsius, while Churu registered 2 degrees, Pilani 1.1, Nagaur 3.3, Sikar 5, Bikaner 5.6, Hanumangarh 6, Ganganagar 6.6, Phalodi 8.7, Jaisalmer 7.3, Jalore 8.1 and Alwar 8.2.

The Met Department has warned of a cold wave gripping the state from Friday to December 20.

Officials confirmed that the temperatures will further plunge ranging from 2 to 4 degrees Celsius from Friday.

The cold wave will affect Alwar, Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Bikaner, Churu, Hanumangarh, Jaisalmer, Shriganganagar and Nagaur.

Also, ground frost and a severe cold wave are predicted on Saturday and Sunday in Bikaner, Hanumangarh, Sikar and Churu, while there will be dense fog in Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Churu, Hanumangarh and Shriganganagar.

IANS

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