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IMD Issues Orange and Yellow Alerts Across 3 States

NEW DELHI: The IMD on Wednesday issued an orange alert and yellow alerts across the Northern states of India as cold wave conditions prevail.

An Orange alert has been issued for Punjab, Gurdaspur, Firozpur, Muktsar, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, and Bathinda. Districts such as Fazilka, Barnala, Sangrur, Ludhiana, and Fatehgarh Sahib are on yellow alert.

In Haryana- Sonipat, Jhajjar, Rewari, Sonipat, and Hisar are on orange alert, while Ambala, Kurukshetra, Bhiwani, and Palwal are on yellow alert. Most parts of Uttar Pradesh are on yellow alert.

Cold wave to severe cold wave conditions are very likely to continue in isolated pockets over north Rajasthan and Cold wave conditions in isolated pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and north Madhya Pradesh on the 19th and abate thereafter.

On 19th & 20th January, a rise in minimum temperatures by 3-5°C is very likely over many parts of Northwest India, the weather watchdog said. No significant change in minimum temperatures over Madhya Pradesh till the 19th morning and rise by 3-5°C thereafter. 

Delhi is likely to experience light rains with the weather office said predicting a “partly cloudy sky, moderate to dense fog in the morning with the possibility of very light rain/drizzle towards night”.

Light to moderate hailstorm is likely at isolated places over Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, and north Rajasthan on January 23 and 24- the notification added.

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