Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 19
A gradual rise in the minimum temperature of 2-3°C is expected over northwest India during the next 48 hours, according to the India Meteorological Department.
A fall of 2-4 °C is also expected over the central parts of India, and remain below normal by 2-4 °C over east India during the same period.
Despite this, there would also be a slight fall in minimum temperatures by 1-2 °C over Maharashtra during the next 48 hours, and a gradual rise by 2-3 °C thereafter.
Under the current scenario, cold to severe cold wave conditions are likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh, and at isolated places over Rajasthan.
Cold wave conditions at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Gangetic West Bengal over the next three days.
Thereafter, a decrease would be expected over Uttar Pradesh.
Meanwhile, a cold day to severe cold day condition would be expected at a few places like Uttarakhand and east Uttar Pradesh, and isolated places over west Uttar Pradesh during the next 48 hours.
Cold Day conditions at isolated places over Madhya Pradesh during the next 24 hours.
Day temperatures are expected to rise by 2- 4 °C during the next two days, the cold day conditions are expected to abate from these regions from December 21.
Ground Frost at isolated places expected over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan is expected during next 48 hours and over Madhya Pradesh during next 24 hours, the weather office said.
Dense to very dense fog in isolated pockets expected over northwest India from December 21.
Fog in isolated pockets over Punjab and Uttar Pradesh during the next two days. Strong surface wind speed reaching 10-20 kmph expected to prevail over parts of Northwest India during the next two days.