IMD issues cold day warning in five states for next 2 days | India News

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NEW DELHI: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday said that, “cold day” to “severe cold day” conditions are likely to continue over some parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Rajasthan for next two more days and significantly decrease thereafter.
According to the latest forecast from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), dense to very dense fog is expected to persist over Northwest India for the next two days, gradually diminishing afterward.
In their daily bulletin, the IMD reported minimum temperatures ranging from 6 to 10 degrees Celsius across significant regions. These areas include most parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, West Rajasthan, and select portions of East Rajasthan and West Uttar Pradesh. This information provides valuable insights into the prevailing weather conditions, aiding residents and authorities in making informed decisions based on the forecasted temperatures.
“These are above normal by 3-5°C over many parts of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and some parts of Haryana, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Odisha. These are below normal by 2-4 degree Celsius in some parts of West Rajasthan. Today, the lowest minimum temperature of 2.8 degree Celsius reported at Bikaner (West Rajasthan),” said the IMD.
The IMD also forecasts the persistence of dense to very dense fog conditions during the night and morning in certain areas and isolated pockets across Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and East Rajasthan until January 7. Additionally, dense fog is expected in isolated pockets for the following 24 hours after that period.
“Dense to very dense fog conditions are very likely to prevail for a few hours in morning in isolated pockets over West Uttar Pradesh and West Rajasthan on Saturday and dense fog in isolated pockets till January 8,” said IMD.
According to IMD, dense fog conditions are very likely to prevail for a few hours in morning in isolated pockets over East Uttar Pradesh till January 9, over West Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura till January 8 and over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Odisha on Saturday and Sunday.
“Cold day to severe cold day conditions are very likely to continue in some parts over Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi on Friday and Saturday, and cold day conditions on Sunday,” said the IMD.
Additionally, the IMD forecasts a high probability of light to moderate rainfall in several locations across Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Lakshadweep over the next 4-5 days.

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