The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued cold wave and dense fog advisories for various regions throughout north and northwest India in its latest meteorological report on December 15.
While no notable changes in minimum temperatures are forecast over northwest and adjacent central India over the next two days, temperatures are expected to drop by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius after that.
About the warning by IMD
According to the IMD, isolated pockets of Punjab will likely experience cold wave conditions until December 20, while a cold wave will be present over Haryana, Chandigarh, and north Rajasthan from December 18 to 20.
IMD has also issued a dense fog warning for Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura in isolated pockets in the northwest of Punjab and the northeast of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura on December 16 and 17.
On December 16, isolated light rain is expected over northern Punjab, Haryana, and West Uttar Pradesh. Over the next 5 days, mild to moderate rainfall is expected in isolated/scattered locations over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Kerala-Mahe in the southern peninsula.
According to the IMD, the remaining portions of the country will likely have dry weather during the following five days.