IMD predicts cold wave condition in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab

at 11:52 am
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New Delhi (NVI): Delhi and the neighbouring areas of Haryana and Punjab will experience cold wave conditions at some places during the next two day, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

According to IMD’s weather bulletin, “Cold wave to severe wave conditions at some or many pockets of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, northwest Uttar Pradesh and north Rajasthan during next 2-3 days.”

The minimum temperature is likely to fall by 2-4 degrees Celsius in the parts of north and northwest India. The sudden dip in temperature is expected due to the prevalence of dry north or northwesterly winds.

The Met department also forecasts that strong surface winds (speed 15-25 kmph) very likely over the plains of northwest India during next 2 days.

Meanwhile, the rainfall with isolated heavy falls, thunderstorm and lightning very likely over Tamil Nadu Puducherry & Karaikal, Kerala & Mahe and Lakshadweep during next 3 days and significant decrease in rainfall activity over these regions thereafter, the IMD’s bulletin said.

This is under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over southwest Bay of Bengal off Sri Lanka coast in lower tropospheric levels.

On the other hand, isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal and Kerala & Mahe on January 12.

Apart from this, the IMD forecast that the maximum and minimum temperatures in Delhi is expected to be around 18 and 7 degrees Celsius respectively. “The temperature in Palam at around 5:30 am was at 6.8 degrees Celcius, while in Safdarjung, it was at 5.8 degrees Celcius,” it added