Cold wave over plains of Northwest India
New Delhi, January 9, 2017
Cold wave conditions are likely to prevail over the plains of northwest India following the eastward movement of a western disturbance, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said today.
With the eastward movement of the current western disturbance as an upper air cyclonic circulation lying over north Pakistan and neighbourhood, dry northwesterly cold winds at lower and middle levels very likely to prevail over plains of northwest India from January 10 night to January 13 morning, an IMD press release said.
Under these circumstances, the prevailing minimum temperatures over plains of northwest India are likely to fall further by 2-4°C till January 13 morning, it said.
Cold wave at a few places with severe cold wave conditions at isolated places are likely to prevail over Punjab, Haryana and northern parts of Rajasthan from tomorrow to January13 morning. Cold wave conditions at isolated places are likely to prevail over West Uttar Pradesh from January 11-13.
Considering the trends in minimum temperatures during this period, ground frost conditions are also likely to occur at isolated pockets over Punjab, Haryana and north Rajasthan, the release added.