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IMD Issues Second Cold Spell Warning from Jan14

NEW DELHI: The national capital Delhi had experienced the third worst cold spell in twenty three years said IMD on Tuesday.

“During these five days, the temperature was around two to four degrees. As per the data available with us, this was the third worst cold spell in 23 years. From the year 2000 to the year 2023, we find that 3-9 Jan cold spell was the third worst cold spell in the last 23 years, said RK Jenamani, senior scientist, IMD.

IMD has also predicted rain, drizzle and snowfall on January 12, and a second spell of cold spell on January 14.

“For the Himalayan states like Jammu and Kashmir mainly Kashmir, we expect heavy rain or snow on Jan 12. We expect rain or snowfall in Himachal and Uttarakhand between January 11-14,” he added.

“For the Himalayan states like Jammu and Kashmir mainly Kashmir, we expect heavy rain or snow on Jan 12. We expect rain or snowfall in Himachal and Uttarakhand between January 11-14,” he further said.

Isolated pockets of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Western UP and North Rajasthan are also expected to witness light rainfall, the IMD notice read.

Delhi since the new year, has witnessed severe drop in temperature for the first five days of January. The lowest temperature so far was recorded in Safdarjung at 1.9 degrees celcius.

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