IMD issues Orange alert for Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, predicts severe cold wave conditions

NEW DELHI: Delhi’s minimal temperature dropped to 4.3 levels Celsius on Tuesday (January 12), and is more likely to dip additional within the coming days, the India Meteorological Division (IMD) mentioned. In keeping with reviews, the weatherman issued an Orange alert for the nationwide capital together with Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, predicting severe to very severe cold situation in these states at this time.

The Safdarjung Observatory, which supplies consultant information for the town, recorded a minimal of 4.3 levels Celsius, three notches under regular, an IMD official mentioned. Delhi had been registering above regular minimal temperatures until Monday, as a cloud cowl persevered over the town underneath the affect of successive Western Disturbances.

The mercury is ready to drop additional. Reasonable to dense fog can also be predicted over the capital on Thursday and Friday, the IMD official mentioned.

Meanwhike, elements of Tamil Nadu obtained heavy rainfall on Tuesday, which is more likely to proceed until January 14, mentioned IMD.”Very heavy rainfall has been reported at Atiramapattinam (13.5cm) of Tamil Nadu, Ariyalur (10 cm), Nagapattinam (8 cm) and Karaikal (6.3 cm) throughout 0830 hours IST of January 11 to 0530 hrs IST of January 12,” the IMD tweeted.┬áIn keeping with the climate division, the spell of heavy rainfall is more likely to proceed tomorrow as effectively.

The Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai in its day by day climate report additionally predicted thunderstorms with reasonable rains in numerous elements of the state for at this time and tomorrow.

The minimal temperature could be very more likely to steadily fall by 2-4 diploma Celsius in most elements of northwest India over subsequent three-four days, the IMD mentioned in its bulletin on Monday. IMD additionally predicted {that a} cold wave situation could be very possible in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi.

In one other tweet, IMD said, “It is extremely possible that cold day/severe cold day conditions at some/many pockets of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, northwest Uttar Pradesh and north Rajasthan are noticed through the subsequent 3 days and cold wave/severe cold wave conditions at remoted pockets additionally very possible over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, northwest Uttar Pradesh and north Rajasthan throughout subsequent 3-4 days.”

“On January 14, the temperature within the capital will cut back once more, dipping to about 5 levels Celsius. There may also be dense fog conditions,” the IMD mentioned.

(With company inputs)

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