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Severe cold waves to prevail over north India during next two days: IMD

Cold wave conditions are likely to abate from these regions from December 31 onwards, the IMD said

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Children warm themselves near a bonfire during a cold winter day, at a village on the outskirts of Chandigarh. PTI

Cold to severe is likely to engulf parts of North, East and central India over the next two days, the (IMD) said on Friday.

Several parts of north India have been reeling under a spell of severe over the last week.

The in its daily weather report said due to persistence of cold northwesterly winds in lower levels over northwest India, and other favourable meteorological conditions, "cold day to severe cold day conditions" in many pockets very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, north Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh during next 2 days.

conditions are likely to abate from these regions from December 31 onwards, the said.

Dense fog at isolated pockets also very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, north Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh during next three days and over north Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and Odisha during next two days and over northeastern India during next 4-5 days and abate thereafter, it said.

A fresh Western Disturbance is very likely to affect the western Himalayan region from December 30 night onwards, it said.

Under the influence of this western disturbance, major parts of northwest and central India are very likely to experience fairly widespread to widespread rainfall accompanied with hailstorm at isolated places during December 31-January 1, it said.

First Published: Fri, December 27 2019. 16:40 IST
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