Thursday began with spine chilling cold waves and fog. The morning was cold enough to push people indoors once they witnessed this weather as the sun couldn't make an appearance until afternoon.
With fog covering the atmosphere on Thursday, the roads were almost deserted and people had no option but to hide behind the warmth of quilts and blankets. The children and the aged were tucked behind blankets to keep themselves safe and warm.The hills were covered with fog and the lakesides could be seen waiting for the crowds. As per the met department, the weather would continue to remain the same for the next 48 hours. Parents are now even more worried as the schools are re-opening on 6th January after the winter break.
Scarves and jackets are no help as the cold waves are creating a havoc with the daily routine. People are also complaining of swollen and itchy fingers (chill blain) due to extreme cold. The children and the aged are much at risk because of this weather. The tourist spots were deserted because of fog and public could be seen by fire side even in the afternoon. The tea stall owners and the refreshment centres were seen crowded in the evening hours as the weather cleared to some extent and hot tea, coffee, snacks were much in demand.
The cold waves are proving to be a disaster for the crops,too. Many a crops are dying because of cold waves and frost.The produce is likely to suffer a lot this season.