Delhi and Other States in North India to Experience a Severe Cold Wave

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a forecast caution of a severe cold wave reaching the national capital, Delhi, on January 13. It is predicted that the chilly weather will continue until January 14, when it will become a cold wave.

Dense Fog Grips North India

Up until January 14, severe cold wave conditions are also predicted for Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh. To emphasize the seriousness of the cold wave, the IMD has issued an orange signal for North India.

North India has been blanketed by extremely dense fog, which has disrupted travel and reduced visibility. Visibility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the capital of India fell to 200 meters. Parts of Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh,  are predicted to continue to have foggy weather.

Variations in Temperature

Most of Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, as well as Delhi have reported minimum temperatures between 3 and 7°C. Particularly in Delhi, the minimum temperature was 3.9°C, which is much below average. The temperature at the Lodhi Road observatory was 3.6°C, which indicates the magnitude of the cold wave was.

Gradual Drop in Temperature Anticipated

Over the next three days, the IMD predicts a gradual decrease in minimum temperatures over Central and East India of 2-3°C. The temperature in Delhi dipped to 7°C on Saturday morning, which caused delays in flight operations at the 

Furthermore, starting on Tuesday, a new Western disturbance is predicted to affect the Western Himalayan region.

Residents in North India are encouraged to take measures and keep up with weather advisories as they prepare for a severe cold wave.

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