18.1 C
Saturday, December 9, 2023

Northwest India likely to hit another spell of cold wave: IMD


Share post:


New Delhi: As the national capital received light rain, the people of the city got some respite from the biting cold, as the minimum temperature settled at 9.8 degrees, two notches below normal.

As per the India Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature is likely to hover around 20 degrees Celsius, with a partly cloudy sky.

The weather agency warned that another spell of dense fog and cold wave conditions is likely to hit northwest India while Delhi is likely to get colder over the weekend and early next week.

On January 14, the IMD forecast dense to very dense fog in some parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi; in isolated pockets over Uttar Pradesh.

It also predicted that Dense fog in isolated pockets over Jammu division, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Odisha is also expected with cold day conditions very likely in isolated pockets over Bihar.

“Cold wave to severe cold wave conditions very likely in some parts of north Rajasthan and cold wave conditions in isolated pockets over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh,” the IMD said.

It said, due to the continuation of prevailing light winds and high moisture near the surface over Indo-Gangetic plains, dense to very dense fog is very likely to continue in isolated/some parts during night & morning hours over Bihar from 13-17.

However, the air quality in Delhi was in the “very poor” category with the overall air quality index (AQI) stood at 341, as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) data.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

BSP Amroha MP Danish Ali suspended for ‘anti-party’ activities

On Saturday, December 9, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) suspended its Lok Sabha MP from Amroha, Danish Ali,...

‘Serious misdemeanours call for severe punishment’, says Ethics Committee report as TMC MP Mahua Moitra stands expelled from LS

On Friday, December 8, TMC MP Mahua Moitra was expelled from the Lok Sabha, in the ‘cash-for-query’ case....

RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.5 pc, raises FY24 GDP growth forecast to 7 pc

Mumbai: As widely expected by markets and policy-watchers, the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)...

Centre should withdraw ban on ethanol production- Raju Shetty

Kolhapur: Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) National president and former MP Raju Shetty on Friday demanded to withdraw the...