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IMD warns of dense fog with cold wave over Central, northwest India in first week of new year 2023

The India Meteorological Department said that due to northwesterly winds coming from the Himalayas in the plains of northwest India, the minimum temperature in northwest and adjoining central India is likely to drop by two to four degrees Celsius during the next two days. is likely to.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: With the beginning of the new year 2023, cold wave conditions have returned to large parts of northwest India and the Meteorological Department has forecast dense fog in Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh for the next three days. The weather office said that isolated parts of Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and West Madhya Pradesh are likely to experience cold conditions over the next two days.

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Due to gentle winds and high humidity near the surface in the Indo-Gangetic plains, fog is common at this time of year because in cold winter conditions, moisture condenses to form liquid droplets in the air that form fog. takes.

The India Meteorological Department said that due to northwesterly winds coming from the Himalayas in the plains of northwest India, the minimum temperature in northwest and adjoining central India is likely to drop by two to four degrees Celsius during the next two days. is likely to. Under its influence, cold wave to severe cold wave conditions are likely to prevail in the northern parts of Rajasthan till Tuesday. There was some relief from the cold wave conditions in Delhi and surrounding areas last week.

Himachal Pradesh is also likely to report cold wave to severe cold wave from January 2-4. It added that cold wave to severe cold wave conditions is very likely in isolated pockets over north Rajasthan from January 2-3.

IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said on Saturday, if there is a sign of reduction in rainfall, it means that the activity of Western Disturbance is likely to reduce. When the Western Disturbances are low, northwesterly winds may blow over parts of northwest India.

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He said that the minimum and maximum temperatures may remain low in Madhya Pradesh, southern Uttar Pradesh, eastern Rajasthan and surrounding areas. Mohapatra said, the temperature will be normal in Haryana and Punjab and it may remain above normal in high altitude areas like Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir.

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