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IMD Predicts Cold Wave, Hailstorm To Continue in These States For Next 2 Days

The India Meteorological Department said it expects the maximum temperature to rise to around 18°C from Tuesday, but added that there is still a chance that isolated parts of Delhi could record cold day conditions. Weather would improve from January 19 onwards due to the influence of western Disturbance, IMD said.

Ayushi Raina
IMD Predicts Cold Wave, Hailstorm To Continue
IMD Predicts Cold Wave, Hailstorm To Continue

Weather Update: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced on Monday that hailstorm is likely in Punjab and Haryana. Meanwhile according to an official IMD spokesman, dense fog would remain in Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, and Lucknow on Tuesday. 

"Cold wave conditions will persist across Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan during the next two days," warned IMD. According to IMD scientist Jenamani, the weather will improve beginning January 19 owing to the effect of the Western Disturbance. 

He further stated that rain began falling over the Delhi NCR on Friday night as a result of the effect of a Western Disturbance across North India. "This Western Disturbance is weaker than the last one, which caused heavy rainfall," said RK Jenamani, senior scientist at IMD. 

According to him, the rain will start in Delhi on January 21st night and would last till January 23rd morning. "Light to very light rain is expected." 

The sky will stay gloomy as a result of the Western Disturbance, raising the lowest temperature to 13 degrees Celsius. "Day temperatures will remain low due to rain over North India, Rajasthan and Haryana," Jenamani said. 

Meanwhile, the minimum temperature in Delhi was 8 degrees Celsius at 7 a.m. on Sunday, with the highest temperature expected to reach 16 degrees. A blanket of fog engulfed Delhi on Sunday morning. Following the dip invisibility, several Delhi-bound trains were running late. 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts that the maximum temperature would increase to roughly 18°C on Tuesday, but there is still a risk that isolated portions of Delhi could experience cold day conditions, according to authorities. 

Delhi’s maximum temperature on Monday dipped, compared to the previous day, when it was 17.2°C, while it touched a season’s low of 14.8°C on Saturday. 

According to RK Jenamani, scientist at IMD, the last time Delhi saw such prolonged period of cold weather was in December 2019. At the time, a seven-day cold period had also continued into the first week of January 2020. 

Air Quality Index (AQI): 

The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (Safar) predicts that Delhi's air quality will improve in the next three days as wind speeds improve. 

"Over the next three days, maximum temperature and wind speed are expected to progressively rise, boosting ventilation of pollutants and contributing to an improvement in air quality.  The wind speed will increase significantly more from January 21," Safar remarked on Monday. 

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