The Meteorological Department has released the weather forecast for the next 48 hours. The IMD has predicted significant snowfall in the Northern areas of the country in the next 2 days. According to the Meteorological Department, there are also some possibilities of mild to heavy rainfall in Kerala in the next 24 hours. At the same time, an active western disturbance is expected from 26 December, due to which, some areas may see light rain in the Northern states.
In addition to this, cold waves and fog are being predicted in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Bihar, Haryana and Delhi. It is expected that on December 26-27, there may be snowfall and rain in some areas of Ladakh and Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
According to the meteorological reports and current geological conditions, avalanches and landslides may occur in some of the hilly areas of Northern region due to heavy snowfall. The Meteorological Department has issued forecasts for December 24 to 30, according to which, the minimum temperature will remain around 2℃ to 6℃ in most parts of North-West, Central and Eastern India.
Similar to the current cold conditions, upcoming conditions are expected up-to the next one week, after which some relief is expected from the chilling cold conditions. However, no relief is expected from cold conditions in Delhi at least for the next three days.
Cold waves are likely to sustain in the eastern parts of Vidarbha and Madhya Pradesh. Whereas, the temperature in the North Indian cities is expected to increase in upcoming weeks. However as of now, most cities of North India will be vulnerable to cold wave. According to reports, there is also a possibility of cold wave in Maharashtra.
According to IMD standards, when the maximum temperature is recorded below 16℃ in the plains of the country, the corresponding day is declared as a ‘Cold Day’. Apart from Delhi, the cities where maximum temperature was recorded below 15℃ in the past 24 hours were Bareilly, Rohtak, Shahjahanpur, Ambala, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Karnal, Meerut, Chandigarh, Hisar and Aligarh.