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India weather: Cold wave sweeps Northern India

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Cold wave sweeps Northern India

Northern India has been gripped by a cold wave for the last few days. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for this reason in the Himalayan States from Dec-18 to Dec-21.

What do the different colour code alerts from IMD mean?

  1. Red – Take action – Bad weather conditions will impact travel and power, and could cause damage to lives.
  2. Orange – Be prepared – The weather is going to be extremely bad. It may affect power supply, road and railway closures.
  3. Yellow – Be aware – Severe bad weather conditions will last for several days and may cause disturbance in day-to-day activities.
  4. Green – All is well

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir experienced the coldest weather in the past few days. As a result, the temperature dipped below the freezing point  (below zero°C. Gulmarg and Baramulla recorded -8.5°C. People have been asked to stay indoors and keep themselves warm.

The national capital of India

Delhi has recorded a minimum temperature of 6 degrees celsius and IMD has predicted that the temperature will dip further in the coming days.

Uttrakhand and other northern states

Uttrakhand and its hills have also seen a dip in temperature below the freezing point. Its lowest temperature was -2.7°C.

In addition, in the past 24 hours, several states have recorded minimum temperatures below 11 degrees Celcius.

As several parts of North India are experiencing cold weather conditions, the IMD has also forecasted frost conditions in several states such as Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. It is best to stay warm.

Cold wave sweeps Northern India

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