Cold wave likely from Tuesday, IMD issues health warning
An approaching Western Disturbance (WD) is likely to cause snowfall over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan and Muzaffarabad; Scattered snowfall over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand on Monday.
There are likely to be downpours in northern Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh as well.
When the WD recedes, under the influence of the consequent strengthening of cold and dry winds from the northwest or north to lower levels, conditions from “cold snap” to “deep cold snap” are likely to reestablish in Punjab. , Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi from Monday evening or Tuesday and in Rajasthan from Tuesday or Wednesday.
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“Cold snap” conditions are likely to be in isolated areas over Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh as of December 30. The northern parts of Saurashtra and Kutch are also likely to experience cold snap conditions on Monday and Tuesday.
A cold snap occurs on the plains when the minimum temperature is 10 degrees Celsius or lower and / or is 4.5 notches lower than normal for the season for two consecutive days. A cold wave is also declared when the minimum temperature is below 4 degrees Celsius in the plains.
Ground frosts are likely to be found in isolated areas of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan and western Madhya Pradesh between December 29 and December 31.
Dense to very dense fog likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi until December 31.
Most of the towns and cities in northwestern India reported “very poor” to “poor” air quality on Monday morning and Delhi posted an Air Quality Index reading of 336 in the “very poor” category. “.