New Delhi. The head of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday that cold to severe cold wave conditions will continue in some parts of north-west India. IMD Director General Mrityunjay Mohapatra told news agency ANI that the night temperature remained below normal in some parts of Punjab, Haryana, North Rajasthan and West Uttar Pradesh and North Madhya Pradesh and such situation will continue till December 21.
“Thereafter, the minimum temperature is expected to rise slightly further and hence cold wave conditions are forming,” ANI quoted the IMD chief as saying. Mohapatra said day temperatures are “well below normal” in northwest India, indicating “adverse effects of the current below normal day temperature conditions” in the region. He said that the day temperature is likely to remain below normal till December 21.
Minimum temperature may drop by 3 to 5 degree Celsius in Central India
A senior IMD official said on Friday that due to snowfall in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, there has been a drop in temperature in central and northwest India. Senior IMD meteorologist PK Saha told news agency PTI that in the next four days, the minimum temperature can be expected to drop by 3 degrees Celsius to 5 degrees Celsius over most parts of central India.
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Minimum temperature likely to drop below 10 degree Celsius in Madhya Pradesh
PTI quoted Saha as saying, “The mercury is going to fall in Madhya Pradesh from tomorrow. Cold winds are blowing in Madhya Pradesh due to snowfall in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. There is a possibility of fog at isolated places in 19 districts of Madhya Pradesh including Bhopal, Gwalior and Ujjain on Saturday morning. “The minimum temperature is likely to drop below 10 degrees Celsius in large parts of the district in the next few days. There is a possibility of a fall in both the maximum and minimum temperatures in Madhya Pradesh.
Srinagar recorded the lowest temperature of the season
Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir witnessed the coldest night of the season as the valley recorded several degrees below zero, leading to freezing of water supply lines and several reservoirs. Srinagar recorded a low of minus six degrees Celsius on Friday night, which is 2.2 degrees lower than the minus 3.8 degrees Celsius recorded in the previous night, officials said on Saturday. He said that it was the coldest night of the season so far in the city and the minimum temperature was recorded 4.5 degrees below the season’s average.
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