IMD predicts fresh spell of chill in north India

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New Delhi (NVI): The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that parts of north India will experience a fresh spell of chill during the next three-four days with cold conditions likely over the plains.

The Met department said that people across north India won’t get a relief from cold as mercury will likely drop by 3 to 4 degrees Celsius over the next few days.

According to IMD’s weather bulletin, “With the movement of the western disturbance further northeastwards on Sunday from Jammu and Kashmir, dry northwesterly winds are likely to pick up from January 25 afternoon and persist during the subsequent 3-4 days over plains of north and adjoining parts of central India.”

Under its influence, dense to very dense fog likely to persist in several parts of north India, including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Bihar till January 26 and decrease thereafter.

“Cold wave to severe cold wave conditions are very likely in isolated pockets over north Rajasthan and cold wave conditions in isolated pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh during January 25-27 and over west Uttar Pradesh and west Madhya Pradesh during January 26-27,” IMD daily’s bulletin said.

The Met department has also predicted that a thick cloud of fog will cover Delhi-NCR over the next few days, bringing the temperature further down.

Meanwhile, the national capital is also expected to witness a coldwave as the minimum temperature is likely to drop by 4 degrees Celsius over the next two-three days, IMD said.

The minimum temperature in Delhi stood at 7.4 degrees Celsius this morning, and is likely to settle around 16 degrees Celsius.

Apart from this, the weather in union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh improved yesterday and the Met department has predicted that it will stay dry till January 31.

“Weather has started improving from today morning. Dry weather is likely in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh till January 31 with no likelihood of any rain or snow during this period,” IMD’s official said.