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IMD predicts severe cold wave over North India from January 14 to 19

The Meteorological Department has issued a big warning, saying that from January 14 to 19, the entire North India will be in the grip of severe cold. Cold wave will increase and dense fog will remain. The department has asked people to be careful.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Cold wave continues to wreaks havoc over North India, who are already facing severe cold, as the temperature is expected to drop to a minimum of -4 degree Celsius and a maximum of 2 degree Celsius in large areas of the region. According to the weather expert, severe cold and cold wave will continue in the plains. According to a tweet by the meteorologist, between January 14 and 19, icy, severe cold will start and it is likely to be at its peak from January 16 to 18.

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Already Jammu and Kashmir, which is reeling under a truly harsh winter with snow cover, will see no respite from the cold wave, with the temperature predicted to drop to a minimum of -6 degree Celsius.

At the same time, Punjab, Haryana, New Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and North Madhya Pradesh will be in the grip of severe cold wave during this week, the minimum temperature here will be between 0 to 4 degree Celsius.

The meteorologist tweeted, “It is not known how the cold wave will move in the northern plains in this one week, but the upcoming phase of cold wave in India will really peak during 14-19 January 2023.” There is a possibility of staying, especially on 16 to 18 January it will be at its peak. The meteorologist said that in his career so far, he has never seen temperatures so low in forecast models at this time. Freezing in the plains -4°c to +2°c, wow!”

North India will remain in the grip of fog along with cold

There has been a significant improvement in the fog condition in North India in the last few days due to the strong winds due to the Western Disturbance, but according to the weatherman, this relief will not last long, because it is getting cold and fog is also there. Will be back soon.3

In the last few days, there has been slight improvement in the fog condition in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and West UP. Visibility in Amritsar has increased from 25 meters on 11 January to 450 meters on 12 January. Similarly, visibility in Bathinda has increased from 0 to 200 meters on January 12. The visibility in Chandigarh has increased from a low of 25 meters to 400 metres.

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At the same time, visibility increased to 1000 meters in Hisar and Ambala, while visibility increased to 800 meters in Palam and Safdarjung in the national capital.

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