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Warning: Severe Cold Wave & Thunderstorm Likely in Next Two Days

Tooba Maher
Tooba Maher

Now wait for some more chill as rainfall is expected soon that will further drop the temperature. Delhi and its surrounding regions have been witnessing minimums hovering around 5 Degree Celsius against the normal of 8 Degree Celsius from the last two days. These weather conditions are expected to last for another 24 hours, as per Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency. 

At present, the cold winds are blowing at a rate of 20-25 kmph over the NCR. The minimum temperature recorded in Delhi's Lodhi Road was 3.7 degree Celsius and the maximum is around 17.6 degree Celsius. 

However, the minimum and maximum temperature in the Safdarjung area was 5.5 degree Celsius and 18.8 degree Celsius, on Monday. While the minimum temperature was three notches below the season's average, the maximum also remained three notches below the normal. Shallow fog prevailed over most areas of Delhi and NCR. 

Kuldeep Shrivastav, Weather expert from IMD said, "A fresh western disturbance is likely to cause fairly widespread to widespread rain/snow over Western Himalayan region on January 30 and 31 and isolated to scattered rain/thundershowers over plains of northwest India from January 30 to February 2. Isolated hailstorm/ thunderstorms are also likely over Western Himalayan Region and adjoining plains of northwest India on January 30 and 31." 

The national capital is expected to receive moderate rainfall accompanied by a thunderstorm on January 30 which will result in an increase in humidity and a minimum temperature marginally increasing. On January 31, the minimum temperature can be from 8 Degree Celsius to 9 Degree Celsius. 

However, at present, the minimum and maximum temperatures of Delhi are hovering at 6 Degree Celsius and 19 Degree Celsius. The air quality remains in the poor category with overall AQI docking at 245 in the morning. 

During the next two days, the prevailing cold wave to severe cold wave conditions are likely to continue over some parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, West UP and Madhya Pradesh. Cool winds, along with cloudy skies, had led to the prevalence of cold day conditions over several parts of northwest and central India during the past two days.  

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