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Met Department warns about two western disturbances likely to affect cold wave in northwest India

The Indian Meteorological Department claimed on Monday that the cold wave conditions over northwest India are likely to subside from January 19.

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New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department claimed on Monday that the cold wave conditions over northwest India are likely to subside from January 19 as two western disturbances are predicted to quickly follow one another in the western Himalayan region.

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The western Himalayan region is predicted to see the first western disturbance starting on January 18 and the second western disturbance starting on January 20. According to the IMD, the cold wave that is currently sweeping through northwest India is projected to abate starting on Thursday due to the effects of these two systems.

However, the minimum temperature is highly expected to drop another 2 °C or so over several areas of northwest India until Tuesday morning before the stinging weather subsides.

The Met Department has predicted that cold wave to severe cold wave conditions will last until January 18 in some areas of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi. In isolated areas of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar from January 17–19, as well as over Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Saurashtra, and Kutch on January 17 and 18, the cold wave situation is also to remain severe.

The IMD declares a “cold wave” in areas where the minimum temperature falls to 4 °C or is 4.5 °C below average. 

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“Cold day conditions are highly likely over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, and West Madhya Pradesh on January 16; over sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim on January 16 and 17, 2023,” it added.

“The weather forecasting agency issued a warning about the increase of numerous diseases like flu, running or stuffy noses, and nosebleeds due to the cold wave conditions in Rajasthan, Punjab, and Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi for the next two days.

 

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