Chilly wave returns to northwest after temporary respite, says IMD


Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 22

After a brief respite Cold Wave to Severe Cold Wave conditions are returning  to Northwest, the IMD has said. There will be a fall in minimum temperature  by 1-3°C over some parts of plains of northwest and central India during the next three days.

Cold wave conditions at isolated pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, and West Uttar Pradesh from Tuesday, with severe cold wave conditions at isolated pockets over same region on December 23 and 24 are expected, says the IMD.

No significant change in minimum temperature over some parts of west India in the next two days and rise by 2-3°C thereafter for three days is likely while no significant change in temperatures over remaining parts of the country during next 2-3 days, it said. 

Cold wave to severe cold wave conditions at isolated pockets are also very likely over Odisha,  east Uttar Pradesh, Gangetic West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Telangana; Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Bihar over next couple of days, the weather office said. 

Cold day conditions at isolated pockets are also very likely over Bihar in the next three days and over east Uttar Pradesh during the next two days, it added. 

Moderate to dense fog in the morning hours at isolated pockets is very likely over Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi on December 23 and dense to very dense fog in the morning hours at isolated pockets over same region during December 24-26. 

Dense fog in the morning hours at isolated pockets very likely over northern parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Assam and Meghalaya during next three days and over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during next two days.

Ground frost conditions at isolated pockets very likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab during next 3 days and over Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, East Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan during next two days.



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