IMD predicts cold day conditions in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday predicted severe cold day conditions in many states including Punjab, Haryana and Delhi during the next two days. Chandigarh, West Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan will also witness cold conditions in the coming days.
During the next 24 hours, dense to very dense fog will be evident at isolated locations in the national capital, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, according to a statement issued by the IMD.
"From January 18, a new Western Disturbance is expected to hit the Western Himalayan region. From January 21, another Western Disturbance is likely to hit northwest India," predicted the department.
The weather forecasting agency in its latest bulletin stated that cold day to severe cold day conditions is very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in the next two days.
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Furthermore, very dense fog is expected over Rajasthan and East Uttar Pradesh over the next two days, as well as intense fog in the Jammu division and Himachal Pradesh on Sunday and Monday. Very dense fog is expected over West Uttar Pradesh and north Madhya Pradesh over the next two days.
Meanwhile, foggy conditions hit various parts of North India on Sunday, reducing visibility in the early hours of the day.
As the cold wave struck Madhya Pradesh, a heavy layer of fog hampered visibility in Lucknow, while dense fog engulfed Bhopal.
At 8:30 a.m., visibility in Delhi's Palam area plummeted to 1000 metres, according to IMD.
On January 16, isolated thunderstorms with lightning are expected over Telangana and Coastal Andhra Pradesh, while isolated to scattered light or moderate rainfall is expected over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya, as well as Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura.
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