The India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated that Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi may experience severe cold waves through January 17.
The IMD said in their latest notification, “Cold Wave to severe cold wave conditions very likely over many parts of Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi till 17th January.”
Several areas of Northwest and Central India will experience minimum temperatures that drop by approximately 2 degrees Celsius until Tuesday, according to the weather office, and between January 18 and 20, under the impact of a western disturbance, temperatures gradually rise by 3 to 5 degrees Celsius.
The plains of northwest India’s Fatehpur district in Rajasthan, in the Sikar district, saw the lowest minimum temperature of minus 4.7 degrees Celsius. Faridkot in Punjab shook in the – one degree Celsius weather.
A part of Himachal Pradesh was reported to have extremely chilly days, and Rajasthan and Haryana also saw frigid days. When the minimum temperature in the plains drops to 4 degrees Celsius or reaches 10 degrees Celsius and 4.5 notches below average, a cold wave is declared. When the minimum temperature falls below 2 degrees Celsius or the deviation from the average exceeds 6.4 notches, a severe cold wave is in effect.
When the maximum temperature is at least 4.5 degrees below normal and the minimum temperature is at least 10 degrees Celsius below normal, the day is considered cold. When the high temperature is at least 6.5 degrees below average, it is considered to be a severely cold day.