Cold Wave: IMD issues cold wave alert for north India

Northwest India to expertise minimal temperature beneath regular as a result of presence of north westerly winds for the approaching few days.

With temperatures falling, an orange alert was issued by the India Meteorological Division on Tuesday for the northern plains with a forecast of a cold wave for the following 4 days.

An analogous alert has been sounded for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry with a forecast of heavy rains.

The IMD mentioned that the minimal temperature over the north Indian plains is more likely to be beneath regular throughout this era.

As a result of prevalence of dry north/north westerly winds, the minimal temperature could be very more likely to be beneath regular over most components of northwest India throughout subsequent 4-5 days that are very more likely to trigger cold day/extreme cold day situations at some components of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand throughout subsequent three days.

“Cold wave/extreme cold wave situations at some components are additionally very seemingly over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and in remoted components over Uttar Pradesh, north Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan throughout subsequent three days,” the IMD mentioned.

Floor frost can also be very seemingly in remoted pockets over south Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and north Rajasthan throughout the subsequent two days.

The IMD mentioned that dense to very dense fog situations at remoted locations are very seemingly over northwest India throughout the subsequent 4-5 days.

It has issued an orange color coded alert for Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh from January 13 to 16. It has additionally sounded an orange alert for Rajasthan for January 13.

The IMD has 4 color codes signifying the depth of climate occasions. Whereas an orange alert is a sign to be ready for seemingly excessive situations, crimson is a warning to take motion to guard life and property from extraordinarily unhealthy climate.

Inexperienced signifies regular situations and yellow is for maintaining a watch for a deterioration within the climate.

On account of a cyclonic circulation over the Comorin space, pretty widespread to widespread rainfall, with remoted heavy falls and average thunderstorms and lightning are very seemingly over Tamil Nadu Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala, Mahe and Lakshadweep throughout subsequent 2-3 days, the IMD mentioned.

There might be a big lower in rainfall exercise over these areas thereafter. Remoted heavy to very heavy rainfall could be very seemingly over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal on January 12 and 13, the IMD added.

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