Chilly wave sweeps northwest India; more likely to proceed for Four days

Vibha Sharma
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 16

Cold wave and dense fog swept the plains of northwest India as temperatures continue to drop over the region with many parts of Delhi, Haryana and Punjab recording the season’s lowest temperatures so far. At 2 degree Celcius, Amritsar was the coldest followed by Ganganagar (2.4) and Narnaul (3.4).

Tuesday was the coldest in several cities, including Delhi, where several parts recorded minimum temperature as low as 4.8 degrees Celcius. IMD data on minimum temperature shows Delhi, Hisar, Narnaul, Jaisalmer, Ganganagar and Bareilly leading the pack with maximum deviations from the normal minimum temperatures at this time of the year.

Meanwhile, IMD says cold wave conditions are very likely to continue in isolated pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh and north Rajasthan during the next four days. It has also predicted severe cold wave conditions in isolated pockets of the region on December 18 and 19. 

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