Cold snap in northwest India will continue until December 22: weather report


Cold snap to severe cold snap conditions are most likely to continue in Northwest India for 2 days

New Delhi:

Cold snap to severe cold snap conditions are most likely to continue in northwest India over the next two days and subside thereafter, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.

Cold snap conditions will continue over central and eastern India over the next three days and relief is likely thereafter, he said.

In the plains, the IMD declares a cold snap if the minimum temperature drops to 4 degrees Celsius. A cold snap is also declared when the minimum temperature is 10 degrees Celsius or less and is 4.5 notches lower than normal.

A severe cold snap occurs when the minimum temperature drops to two degrees Celsius or the deviation from normal is greater than 6.4 degrees Celsius.

“Cold snap to severe cold snap conditions are very likely to continue in parts of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh over the next 24 hours and cold snap conditions are very likely in isolated pockets for the next 24 hours, “he added. IMD said in a bulletin published at 1:45 p.m.

Cold snap conditions are very likely over parts of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar and Jharkhand through Wednesday afternoon and over Jammu, Kashmir-Ladakh-Gilgit- Baltistan-Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, Gangetics of West Bengal until Tuesday afternoon and are very likely to subside thereafter.

A cold snap is also expected in parts of Chhattisgarh and Odisha until Thursday afternoon, the meteorological office said.

“Cold to very cold days (are) very likely in some places above Madhya Pradesh and cold days in isolated pockets over western Uttar Pradesh over the next 24 hours,” says the bulletin.

When the minimum temperature is 10 degrees Celsius or less and the maximum temperature is at least 4.5 degrees Celsius lower than normal, it is said to be a cold day.

“Under the influence of two western disturbances in rapid succession, the first on December 22 and the second on December 24, light to moderate precipitation and snowfall are likely over the western Himalayan region from December 22 to 25 . Light, isolated rains are also likely over the Punjab on December 24, “the bulletin read.

Dense fog is expected in the morning over parts of Punjab and Haryana from December 23 to 25 and over western Rajasthan on December 24 and 25.

According to IMD, when visibility is between 0 and 50 meters, the fog is very dense, 51 and 200 meters are dense, 201 and 500 meters are moderate, and 501 and 1,000 meters are shallow.

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