According to the meteorological department, the vagaries of weather may become apparent again after January 14. Before that, the weather is expected to remain normal compared to the inclement conditions last week.“There is a possibility of development of western disturbance around January 15 and 16, which may affect the weather, specially in the higher reaches. The met department is monitoring the system minutely,” director, meteorological center, Anand Sharma told Hindustan Times.
The minimum temperature in the state capital was recorded at 5 degrees Celsius and maximum at 18.3 degrees Celsius. According to the met department forecast, the sky may remain partly cloudy and some thundercloud development may occur in some areas in the next couple of days. In Nainital, minimum temperature has dropped to 1 degree Celsius and the weather is likely to remain normal with clear sky..
In Almora, temperature dropped below 1 degree Celsius with minimum temperature recorded at 0.6 degrees Celsius. In Pantnagar, people woke up to a foggy morning on Wednesday and mist and shallow fog are expected for the next couple of days. Notably, due to heavy snowfall in hills, a number of politicians faced severe difficulties in reaching the nomination centres for filing their nomination papers. And if the forecast is to be believed, they may face problems in canvassing after January 14. Mahavir Raanghar, BJP candidate from Dhanaulti assembly constituency, told Hindustan Times, “We are facing massive problems as roads are still blocked due to heavy snowfall in my constituency. I had to walk for 12 hours to reach district headquarters to file my nomination on Tuesday and I have to walk down to reach far-flung areas for canvassing in my constituency”. Like Mahavir Raanghar, other candidates from other parties contesting from hilly constituencies are also facing problems.