Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 20
The current spell of severe cold wave conditions over northwest and adjoining 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.
Ground frost is likely at isolated places in Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, 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 the next 24 hours, the IMD said.
Minimum temperatures have increased by 1-2° C over parts of northwest during the past 24 hours. Today cold wave conditions were observed at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and north Rajasthan.