North India to get respite from intense cold wave soon: IMD


New Delhi: India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said north India will soon get a respite from intense cold wave due to increase in minimum temperature.

The IMD predicted the minimum temperatures are “very likely” to increase by 3-4 degree Celsius in the next 48 hours.

The Met office also said that 9.8℃ temperature was recorded in Delhi’s Palam at 5:30 am on Saturday which is likely to fall by 0.2℃ during the next 24 hours. Safdarjung recorded 8.6℃ temperature, which is likely to rise by 1.2℃ during next 24 hours.

Zero visibility was reported over Delhi, Lucknow and Amritsar due to variable and calm lower-level winds. The IMD stated that similar fog conditions are likely in the morning of January 17 as well and the visibility is likely to improve from January 18.

The Met department said a cyclonic circulation is hovering over southwest Bay of Bengal off Tamil Nadu coast in mid-tropospheric levels and a trough runs from cyclonic circulation over central parts of South Arabian Sea and adjoining Equatorial Indian Ocean to Comorin area in lower tropospheric levels.

IMD predicted that under its influence scattered to fairly widespread rainfall with moderate thunderstorm and lightning is very likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala, Mahe and Lakshadweep area during next two days and reduction in rainfall activities over these regions thereafter.

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