Tribune News Service
New Delhi, January 8
After fairly comfortably warm weather conditions in the past few days, cold wave conditions are returning with a gradual fall in temperatures over the next four to five days, the IMD has said on Friday.
“Due to the prevailing of dry north/northwesterly winds over most parts of northwest India, minimum temperature will fall gradually by 3-5 degrees Celcius during the next four to five days, causing cold wave conditions over Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana and north Rajasthan during January 11-12,” the weather office said.
Under the influence of Western Disturbance as a cyclonic circulation over north Pakistan and neighbourhood in mid and upper tropospheric levels, scattered rain/snow is taking place over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad and isolated rain/thundershower over Haryana, northeast Rajasthan and West Uttar Pradesh.
Due to abundant moisture available in lower tropospheric levels and other favourable meteorological features, dense to very dense fog at isolated pockets is very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and west Uttar Pradesh and dense fog over Delhi, east Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and northwest Madhya Pradesh in the morning hours over the weekend, the IMD has said.
Meanwhile, under the influence of cyclonic circulation over the southeast Arabian Sea, and another cyclonic circulation over south Sri Lanka and neighbourhood in lower tropospheric levels, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with moderate thunderstorm and lightning was very likely over southern peninsular India during the next three to four days, the IMD said.
Isolated heavy rainfall is also likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal from January 8-11 over Kerala and Mahe, and over coastal and south interior Karnataka on January 8 and 9, the weather office has said.