Cold Wave Subsides In Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan: IMD

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  • The cold wave conditions have abated from Northwest and Central India.
  • IMD forecasted a wet spell over North West India from December 26th-29th.
  • There is a probability of gradual rise in minimum temperatures by 3-5°C.

New Delhi: Cold wave conditions have subsided in most parts of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, and are likely to abate in most parts of Northwest and Central India by Thursday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday. “Gradual rise in minimum temperatures by 3-5 degree Celsius is very likely over most parts of Northwest and Central India during next 3 days and no significant change thereafter.

No significant change in minimum temperatures over most parts of East India during the next 2 days and a rise by 2-3 degrees Celsius thereafter,” IMD said in its morning bulletin. “Cold Wave conditions in isolated pockets very likely over Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha during next 24 hours and abatement thereafter,” it added. However, dense fog has been forecasted by the agency in the morning hours in isolated pockets over Punjab and Haryana during December 23rd-26th and over West Rajasthan during December 24th-26th.

The report says that light or moderate isolated to scattered rainfall is also likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan during December 26th-29th. Yesterday, the lowest minimum temperature of 1.3 degrees Celsius recorded by IMD was reported at Nowgong (East Madhya Pradesh) over the plains of the country. The minimum temperature recorded at Delhi’s Lodi Road was 4.2 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, while the overall air quality in the national capital remained in the ‘very poor’ category with Air Quality Index (AQI) at 387, as per SAFAR.

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