19 Jan 2023

Weather News: Longest Cold Wave In Delhi After 12 Years; Rainy Spell To Cover Many States Next Week

New Delhi: Delhi has experienced the longest cold wave after 12 years. There have been eight days in January this year when the minimum temperature has been much lower than four degrees Celsius. 

The minimum temperature on Wednesday was recorded at 2.6 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal. It was the eighth day of the cold wave. Earlier, from January 5 to 9, the minimum temperature was less than four degrees and from January 16 to 18, the temperature was less than three degrees.

Relief from cold wave

According to the Meteorological Department, there will now be relief from the cold wave in the plains of North West India. The outbreak of cold wave will end from Thursday. On January 19, the maximum temperature is estimated to be 21 and the minimum temperature is five degrees.

Light rain from tonight

Now due to the effect of Western Disturbance, there will be light rain from January 19 (Thursday) night. On the other hand, on January 23 to 24, the phase of light rain will start again. During this, gusty wind will blow at a speed of 30-40 kmph.

Snowfall may occur in mountains, rains in plains

According to Skymet, major shift in the weather conditions are likely over and along the Indo-Gangetic plains, next week.  Mountains will have decent spell of rain and snow and the plains covering Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and some parts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh will witness light to moderate rain and thundershowers between 23rd and 27th January. 

Between 24th and 26th Jan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh will be simultaneously lashed with winter rains. Bihar will be the last in the list to receive rainfall on 26th and 27th Jan. Longest spell will be over Uttar Pradesh, shifting from West to East, during this period. Hailstorm is likely along the foothills of Punjab and Haryana at some places.

Isolated hailstorm is also likely

Isolated hailstorm is also likely all along Indo-Gangetic plains and Delhi between 23rd and 26th Jan.  Rain belt along the northern plains will be joined with a trail of yet another activity, stretching across East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and South Peninsula between 26th and 28th Jan 2023.

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