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Weather Warning! Northwest India likely to face another cold wave starting 22nd January; Farmers asked to stay alert

Minimum temperatures over northwest India are likely to fall gradually by 3 to 5 degrees Celsius during the next four or five days due to dry northwesterly winds bringing cold air from the Himalayas.

Chintu Das
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Western Himalayas will be affected by a western disturbance, which is probably going to bring in drizzle along with snow to the slopes and light downpour toward the north western plains. The effect will bit by bit lessen on Saturday, as indicated by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). 

Temperatures over northwest India are probably going to fall progressively by 3 to 5 degrees Celsius during the following four or five days because of dry northwesterly breezes which are bringing cold air from the Himalayas. 

Regional weather forecasting centre head, Kuldeep Shrivastava, said "We can anticipate that the minimum temperatures should fall in Delhi from January 11th. The wind speed will range between 20 to 25 kmph for the following three days in company with the current western aggravation. There is no expectation of any extreme western aggravation in the following 10 days, so the climate is probably going to be dry in many pieces of northwest India," 

Because of plentiful moisture and other encouraging factors, thick to exceptionally thick fog will likely cover the disengaged places of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh and Delhi on January 9th and 10th

"Because of the overall dry north and northwesterly winds prevailing over most of northwest India, minimum temperature will fall progressively by 3 to 5 degrees Celsius during the following 4-5 days causing "cold wave" setting over Uttarakhand, Haryana, Punjab and north Rajasthan during January 11th and 12th.  

Met department has asked people including farmers to stay alert as the cold wave could damage their crops.

Affected by a cyclonic course over southeast Arabian Sea and another cyclonic dissemination over south Sri Lanka; far and wide rainfall with moderate rainstorm and lightning is likely to occur over southern peninsular India during the following 3 to 4 days.  

Substantial rainfall is additionally likely to occur over Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Karaikal and Kerala during January 8th to 11th and over coastal and south Karnataka on January 8th and 9th.  

Because of a low pressure zone in low level easterlies from southeast Arabian Sea to Gujarat district, confined to dissipated rainfall along with storm and lightning is additionally likely to occur over Maharashtra and Goa during the following two days. 

During the past few days, Agumbe in Karnataka recorded 11cm downpour; Piravam and Ernakulam in Kerala 8cm and 7cm each; Sringeri and Puttur in Karnataka 7cm and 8cm each. Rainfall will proceed over the locale for another seven days because of extraordinary easterly waves as per IMD's fourteen day weather outlook delivered on Friday.  

It additionally says that below-normal minimum temperatures will likely prevail over Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Sub Himalayan West Bengal, Chandigarh, Sikkim, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Marathawada and Vidarbha during the following couple of weeks. 

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