IMD weather report: According to the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the weather forecast for Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi predicted more cold waves.
As per the IMD weather report, below is the prediction of temperature and fog for week 1 and 2 (December 17 to 30, 2020).
The IMD predicted the minimum temperatures between 2°C to 6°C over most parts of northwest India.
These are below normal (-5°C or less) at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad and Himachal Pradesh.
Likewise, below normal (-3°C to -5°C) has been predicted at a few places over West Rajasthan and West Uttar Pradesh and at isolated places over East Rajasthan, East Uttar Pradesh, Saurashtra and Kutch and Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi; below normal (-1.6°C to -3.0°C) at a few places over Punjab and Uttarakhand.
The IMD, while giving weather forecast stated that cold wave to severe cold wave conditions would occur in some pockets over Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, West Uttar Pradesh, and north Rajasthan during the first half of the 1st week and decrease thereafter.
The cold day to severe cold day conditions would occur in some to many pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, north Rajasthan and northwest Uttar Pradesh during next 2 days and abate thereafter.
During week 2, there would be a slight rise in minimum temperatures as compared to week 1. However, the minimum temperatures would be below normal by 2-4°C over most parts of northwest, central, and east India and near normal or slightly above normal over the remaining parts of the country.