New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning of severe cold wave conditions in Punjab, Haryana, western Uttar Pradesh, parts of Gujarat and northern Rajasthan in the coming days.
IMD said it is estimated that the temperature will drop to 2 to 4 degrees Celsius in most parts of northwest India, adjoining central India and Gujarat in the next 4 to 5 days. Most parts of eastern India and Maharashtra are likely to record a drop of two to three degrees Celsius in the next four days.
IMD said in a statement that cold wave conditions are expected to occur in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Saurashtra and Kutch between December 17 and December 21, northern Rajasthan from December 18 to 21, western UP between December 19 and 21 and Gujarat between December 19 and 20. The capital Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 19.8 degrees Celsius three degrees below normal on Thursday. The mercury is likely to fall further in delhi in the next 2-3 days. The Met department has predicted fog in the next few days.
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