Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 20
The current spell of cold wave/severe cold wave conditions over northwest and central India is likely to abate from December 22. However, it is expected to continue over Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, western parts of Gangetic West Bengal and interior Odisha till December 23, the IMD has said
According to the weather office, a gradual rise in minimum and maximum temperatures by 2-3°C will be seen over plains of Northwest and adjoining Central India during the next 48 hours.
While the current spell of cold wave/severe cold wave conditions over northwest and adjoining central India will abate from Monday, the condition along with dense to very dense fog will continue over a few places over east Uttar Pradesh and isolated places till December 23.
Ground frost is very likely at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab,
Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and north Rajasthan along with strong surface wind (speed reaching 10-20 kmph) over parts of Northwest and adjoining Indo-Gangetic plains during next 24 hours, the IMD said.
Minimum temperatures have increased by 1-2° C over parts of northwest during the past 24 hours. Cold wave/severe cold wave conditions have been observed at isolated places over Punjab on Sunday.
Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and north Rajasthan and Cold Wave conditions at isolated places over western parts of Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and Vidarbha.
Maximum temperatures have also increased by 2-3°C over most parts of northwest and central India during past 24 hours with no cold day conditions observed over the region except over east Uttar Pradesh.