Cold wave Conditions over northwest India are likely to moderate from January 19 due to two possible western disturbances on January 18 and January 20 back-to-back. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.
Delhi continued to shiver as Lodhi Road and Safdarjung recorded minimum temperatures of 1.6 degrees and 1.4 degrees Celsius respectively on Monday, the IMD said. It said cold wave to severe cold wave is likely to occur in isolated areas on Tuesday and then on Wednesday over several parts of Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi.
Update on cold wave in North and North West India:
The IMD said that cold wave to severe cold wave is likely over many parts of Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi till January 18, followed by isolated areas of East Rajasthan on January 19. IMD said.
> Isolated pockets of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are very likely to experience a cold wave during January 17-19. 17-18 January in Himachal Pradesh, Saurashtra and Kutch.
Ground frost is very likely at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and West Uttar Pradesh on January 17 and 18.
> A fresh Western Disturbance is expected to affect the Western Himalayan region from January 18 night which will be light/moderate/isolated over Jammu-Kashmir-Ladakh-Gilgit-Baltistan-Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during January 18. / Scattered rain and snow may occur. 20.
22 degrees Celsius is likely to affect the western Himalayan region and adjoining plains of northwest India from the night of January 20.
> Several parts of North West India are likely to see a further drop of around 2 degree Celsius in minimum temperature by the morning of January 17. There was no significant change till January 18 and there was an increase of 4-6 degrees Celsius during January 19-21.
> There will be no significant change in temperature in Gujarat till January 18 and after that it will increase by 2-4 degrees Celsius. There is no significant change in the minimum temperature over the rest of North India during the next 4-5 days.
(with input from ANI)
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