IMD warns of cold wave in North India, temperatures likely to dip further

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IMD warns of cold wave in North India, temperatures likely to dip further

Delhi tempearture could reach six degrees by Saturday, says IMD scientist.

IMD warns of cold wave in North India, temperatures likely to dip further

If waking up in the morning is getting more difficult for you, there may be a  reason for it. The Indian Meteorological Department has warned of continued cold wave conditions in North and Northwest India over the next 2-3 days.

According to the IMD forecast, cold wave conditions such as strong winds, and dense fog will be experienced in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and north Rajasthan till January 16.

Minimum temperatures are likely to dip by 2-4 degrees Celsius over the plains in northwest, central and east India, while a further drop in minimum temperatures is highly likely over other parts of northwest India.

IMD scientist during a statement said that Delhi temperature has started to dip and could reach six degrees by Saturday. He added that snowfall or fresh spells in the mountains can further trigger a  drop in minimum temperature.

Visibility at Delhi's Palam area was 700 metres on January 12 while Punjab's Amritsar, Uttar Pradesh's Agra and Jharkhand's Ranchi reported visibility of 50 metres.

Moreover, according to IMD forecast, Arunachal Pradesh and Gangetic West Bengal are likely to witness heavy downpours during the day.

The temperature of Delhi on January 13 as per weather.com on January 13th noon is recorded at 17 degrees celsius with partly cloudy skies and winds running at 5 km/hour.