Headlines December 30, 2019
Severe cold weather warning for Delhi, nearby states
A red-colour warning was issued for Delhi and neighbouring states after the temperature in the national capital dropped to 2.4 degree Celsius. It is likely to fall even more.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued the highest level of warning for the public in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Delhi has recorded the lowest minimum temperature in over 20 years. Cold wave to severe cold wave conditions are predicted in many parts of Delhi, Haryana and Chandigarh. Cold wave conditions are also predicted over parts of Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, north Gujarat and Odisha.
Severe cold wave and cold day conditions will continue for two more days. We are expecting a marginal rise in temperature on December 31 and January 1, and rains from December 31 night, which is likely to relieve severe cold day conditions. – Kuldeep Shrivastava, Head, Regional Weather Forecasting Centre, New Delhi
Monday will be a cold wave day with the minimum temperature at 3 degrees Celsius and maximum at 14 degrees Celsius.
This December is the second coldest in a century. The air quality in Delhi has also fallen to the “severe” category. Low temperature along with high humidity and low wind speed has caused pollutants to collect. Hailstorm is expected on January 1 and 2.
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