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Weather update news: IMD issues rain alert in southern states, cold increase in North India

New Delhi: The Meteorological Department has said that light to moderate rain is likely to continue over South Peninsular India during the next 4-5 days. At the same time, in many parts of the northern states, the minimum temperature is expected to be between 8-10 degree Celsius.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: The Meteorological Department has said that light to moderate rain is likely to continue over South Peninsular India during the next 4-5 days. At the same time, in many parts of the northern states, the minimum temperature is expected to be between 8-10 degree Celsius. According to IMD, a cyclonic circulation has formed over the Southeast Arabian Sea. Another cyclonic circulation lies over East Central Bay of Bengal and North Andaman Sea in the lower tropospheric levels. Rain is likely over Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Lakshadweep, Goa, Karnataka and Coastal Andhra Pradesh during next 4-5 days. The weather will remain dry in the rest of the country.

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At the same time, there is no possibility of any significant change in the minimum temperature in most parts of the country including Delhi and North India during the next 5 days. According to meteorologists, the cold winds coming from the mountains i.e. from the north-west direction are increasing the chill in the plains. This is the reason why winter is increasing in Delhi-NCR, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand. Sunday was the coldest day in the capital Delhi in 5 years.

The minimum temperature dropped by 2 degrees Celsius from normal to 7.9 degrees. Earlier in the year 2017, the minimum temperature had reached 8 degree Celsius. At the same time, on Sunday, the minimum temperature dropped below 8 degree Celsius for the second time in the season. The mercury was recorded at 7.8 degree Celsius in the past. Melting has also increased in North India. The Meteorological Department has predicted an increase in fog in this region of India along with a drop in mercury in the coming days.

Due to good monsoon rains in Haryana, this time it has knocked 10 days earlier. In the last 10 years, usually such cold has been happening in the first week of November. The weather will remain dry in Punjab for the next one week. The temperature will also drop gradually in the coming days. A drop of 1-2 degree Celsius can be seen in day and night mercury. The weather is expected to remain clear in Himachal Pradesh for the next one week.

According to the Meteorological Center Shimla, the weather is likely to remain dry in the state from November 28 to December 2. At the same time, Chandigarh and Una are getting colder than Shimla at night. The minimum temperature of Shimla was recorded at 10.0 degree Celsius. While Una recorded 6.0 and Chandigarh recorded 9.7 degree Celsius.

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Sundernagar in Himachal 2.7, Bhuntar 2.4, Kalpa 3.0, Dharamshala 9.2, Nahan 12.1, Keylong minus 3.6, Palampur 7.0, Solan 4.6, Manali 3.0, Kangra 8.0, Mandi 5.6, Bilaspur 8.0, Hamirpur 5.5, Chamba 6.0, Dalhousie 9.9, Jubbarhatti 9.4, Kufri 7.6, Kucumseri minus 3.3, Narkanda 7.8, Reckong Peo 6.8 and Paonta Sahib recorded 13.0 degree Celsius. There is a possibility of snowfall in Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Nainital districts of Uttarakhand.

In Jammu and Kashmir, there has been a drop in the minimum temperature in the last 24 hours. The minimum temperature in Srinagar was -2.1, Pahalgam -3.4 and Gulmarg -1 degree Celsius. While it was -10.8 in Kargil, -7.8 in Leh, 9.6 in Jammu, and 2.2 degrees in Banihal.

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