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Low temperature in northwestern and central India is likely to drop 1 to 3 degrees in the next 3 days: IMD

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After a couple of days of respite from the biting cold, lows are likely to drop again by 1 to 3 degrees C in northwestern and central India over the next three days, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD ) in your Tuesday newsletter. Cold wave conditions are likely to set in over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Western Uttar Pradesh on December 22, it added. Cold snap to severe cold snap conditions are expected in the same region on December 23 and 24.

Cold waves to severe cold waves are also likely to occur in parts of Odisha, East Uttar Pradesh, Gangetic West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Telangana on December 22 and 23; over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Bihar on December 22.

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Cold day conditions are likely in some areas of Bihar for the next three days and in East Uttar Pradesh for the next two days. Moderate to heavy fog is likely in the morning hours in isolated pockets over Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi on December 23. Dense to very dense fog is expected in the morning in isolated foci over the same region from December 24 to 26.

Dense fog is also likely over northern parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Assam, and Meghalaya for the next three days and over sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim for the next two days. Ground frosts are very likely to occur in some areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab for the next three days and in Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, East Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan for the next three days. the next two days.

“The cloud cover has receded and the western disturbance [WD] it has also happened. Now there are clear skies. Then there will be radiation cooling. The low temperature is likely to be around 4 degrees C in Delhi for the next two days. A slight disturbance from the west will affect the western Himalayas around December 24, but will have no impact on the plains. Another WD around December 26 is likely to bring light rain to Delhi on December 27. We also expect moderate to heavy fog in Delhi and other parts of northwestern India for the next two days, ”said Kuldeep Shrivastava, head of regional weather forecasting center. The low temperature in Delhi on Tuesday was 5.3 degrees Celsius below normal.

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