IMD predicts severe cold wave over Central, N-W India

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New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted extreme cold wave conditions in isolated pockets of Northwest and Central India over the next two days.

As per IMD, “Cold day to severe cold day conditions in some/isolated pockets very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan during next 2 days and over East Uttar Pradesh during next 3 days.”

“Cold wave conditions in isolated pockets very likely over East Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh during next 24 hours,” IMD said in its daily weather forecast report.

The IMD has also predicted dense to very dense fog in isolated parts in night/morning hours over Rajasthan and East Uttar Pradesh during the next 2 days.

“Dense Fog in isolated parts in night/morning hours very likely over Jammu division and Himachal Pradesh on January 16 and 17; over West Uttar Pradesh and north Madhya Pradesh during the next 2 days,” IMD said.

According to IMD, “Isolated to scattered light/moderate rainfall over Telangana likely today; over Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Rayalaseema on January 16 & 17 and Tamilnadu & Kerala & Mahe during next 3 days.”

“Isolated light/moderate rainfall very likely over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and Andaman & Nicobar Islands during 18th-20th January 2022,” the IMD said.

Isolated thunderstorms with lightning are also very likely over Telangana and Coastal Andhra Pradesh today, it said.

It further said, “Isolated to scattered light/moderate rainfall over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura during on January 19th & 20th.”

“Isolated to scattered light/moderate precipitation over Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh during 16th-20th; isolated light/moderate precipitation over Himachal Pradesh during 16th -20th and over Uttarakhand during January 18th -20th,” it added.

It further predicted fairly widespread rainfall/snowfall over Western Himalayan Region and isolated to scattered rainfall over adjoining plains of northwest India during January 21 and 23 under the influence of another Western Disturbance.