Himansu Shekhar Rout

The winter chill will come down as mercury will rise from January, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its tri-monthly report on the weather conditions.

The IMD weather predictions made for January till March stated that the rainfall during the period will be a little more than normal, particularly in the northern parts of the country. 

Moreover, the night temperatures across the country are likely to be more than normal and hence there will be no cold wave conditions from January. But cold wave conditions will continue for the next 15 days in some Central parts of India and the adjoining north-eastern parts. 

Director General of IMD, Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said, "The minimum night temperatures in almost all parts of the country will be normal to above-normal, except for some parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat where temperatures could be below normal.”

Mohapatra also added that as predicted, the cold wave condition days in the month of January will be lower than normal.