Chilly wave and floor frost to blanket over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Rajasthan on 18th and nineteenth December


Within the winter season in Delhi, individuals heat themselves across the fireplace.

(Payal Bhattacharjee/BCCL, New Delhi)

Saturday, December 18The India Meteorological Division (IMD) in its every day forecast bulletin stated that there’s a risk of frost within the north-west areas of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Rajasthan for the subsequent two days.

Sturdy north-westerly and westerly chilly winds are going to prevail over North India for the subsequent few days, and in consequence, chilly winds will prevail over the north-west states within the subsequent 5 days.

The IMD defines a chilly wave as “a situation of air temperature that, when uncovered, turns into deadly to the human physique.”

Chilly wave situations will prevail over Jammu, Kashmir-Ladakh-Gilgit-Baltistan-Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh throughout the subsequent three days; in North Rajasthan throughout the subsequent 4 days; Within the state of Gujarat throughout the subsequent two days and in western Uttar Pradesh between December 19-21. Extreme chilly wave situations are forecast over North Rajasthan throughout the subsequent two days and in addition over Punjab and Haryana and Chandigarh on December 19 and 20.

Aside from this, Dense/Very Dense fog is forecast at remoted locations over Punjab on 18-20 December; in Haryana and Chandigarh throughout December 18-19; and on 18 December in northern Rajasthan.

So far as warnings are involved, the IMD has issued an orange alert for Saturday and Sunday in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and East and West Rajasthan to “prepared” for chilly wave and floor frost situations. . To watch chilly wave situations, a yellow alert has been issued in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Saurashtra and Kutch; and Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur and Tripura to alert individuals about fog.

The day and night time temperatures within the nationwide capital right this moment are anticipated to hover round 19 diploma Celsius and seven diploma Celsius respectively.

In the meantime, most elements of Northwest India and Maharashtra will see a gradual drop in night time temperatures by 2-3 levels Celsius and most elements of Central India by 3-5 levels Celsius throughout the subsequent three days.

T IMD has issued an advisory wherein it warns people about the potential for frostbite and asks individuals to keep away from or restrict out of doors actions because of chilly climate.

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