January 27-30 Could Be Severely Cold For North, Central And West Indian States
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert across six northern states and union territories and central India for 3-4 days. People of these regions will experience severely cold weather until the weekend.
Dry northwesterly winds
The IMD website predicts dry northwesterly winds over north and central India for next few days. These winds could create severe cold conditions in pockets of northwest India, Madhya Pradesh in central India and Gujarat in the west from January 27-30. In the northwest part, states including Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan will continue experiencing cold wave.
Temperature will be below normal
The overall temperature in north, northwest and north-central pockets will remain 2-4°C below the normal temperature. Also, a fall in the maximum mercury level is forecasted across north, northwest and central India.
Orange alert areas
Following the weather forecast, the IMD team has placed Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh under orange alert but it will be downgraded to yellow alert from Friday onwards. But Rajasthan is kept under yellow alert for this week. Orange alert is also suggested for Saurashtra and Kutch subdivisions in Gujarat. For Madhya Pradesh, IMD has suggested a yellow watch till Thursday.
Dense fog to prevail
IMD has predicted that some areas of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh will remain under dense to very dense fog for the next 24 hours. But it will decrease gradually. Also, ground frost conditions are also forecasted for Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and north Rajasthan in the coming days.