IMD weather report: Giving weather forecast for Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and other states, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday predicted cold wave conditions in the next two days.
The IMD weather forecast stated that the "Cold wave conditions very likely in some pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh Rajasthan, Delhi and West Uttar Pradesh during next 2 days."
Dense fog in isolated pockets very likely over Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh during the morning on December 17, the IMD said while giving the weather report.
It further stated that "Under the influence of an easterly wave, scattered to fairly widespread rain/thundershowers very likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal, Kerala and Mahe and Lakshadweep area during next 4 days."
Amritsar witnessed dense fog as cold wave conditions prevailed in the region.
Asst Agrometeorologist, Punjab Agricultural University, stated that "Cold wave conditions will persist for the next two days. We have warned orchard/nursery owners to cover the new plants so that it doesn't affect them. Low temperatures are favourable for the growth of the wheat crop."
The IMD also stated that "Severe cold wave conditions to persist in isolated pockets over western and eastern Rajasthan, today. Also, the lowest minimum temperature of 0.5°C was recorded today, over Sikar (east Rajasthan)."