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Cold wave to sweep through north and northwest India in the next couple of days: IMD

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Cold wave to sweep through north and northwest India in the next couple of days: IMD


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New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning for north and north-west India of a cold wave, with dense fog over the next 2-3 days.

Dense to very dense foggy conditions in areas over Punjab, and in isolated pockets over northwest Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Odisha are expected.

Minimum temperatures are likely to hover around 2-4 degrees Celsius over the plains in northwest, central and east India, while a further drop in minimum temperatures is highly likely over other parts of northwest India.

“A fall in minimum temperatures by 2-4 degrees Celsius is likely over north central Maharashtra over the next few days,” the IMD said.

Cold wave conditions in isolated pockets are expected over Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh till January 15, and over north Rajasthan.

The IMD on Wednesday reported dense fog in pockets over northwest Rajasthan, Punjab, southwest Uttar Pradesh, eastern Bihar, Jharkhand and the plains of Uttarakhand.

Visibility at Delhi’s Palam area was 700 metres on Wednesday, while Punjab’s Amritsar, Uttar Pradesh’s Agra and Jharkhand’s Ranchi reported visibility of 50 metres.

Rajasthan was left shivering on Wednesday after night temperatures dipped considerably at several places.

“Fatehpur in Sikar was recorded as the coldest place with a minimum of 2.5 degrees Celsius followed by Churu where the night temperature was 3.4 degrees Celsius Tuesday night,” weather officials said.

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