The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a warning for dense to very dense fog conditions in several states in the country.
As per IMD, dense fog alert has been issued for the states- Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and Uttar Pradesh during the next 4-5 days.
Minimum Temperature, Cold Wave & Fog Forecast
Due to moisture and light winds at lower tropospheric levels over Indo-Gangetic plains, dense to very dense fog likely in many/some pockets very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in night/morning hours during the next three days and dense fog in isolated pockets for subsequent 02 days; Dense fog in isolated pockets also very likely over Bihar and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim during next two days.
IMD said that there will be no significant change in minimum temperatures likely over northern parts of India during next 4-5 days.
Similarly, due to dry north/northwesterly winds from Himalayas, Cold wave conditions likely to continue in isolated pockets very likely over Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and north Rajasthan during the next 4-5 days.
Low pressure area over central parts of South Bay of Bengal & adjoining East Equatorial Indian Ocean
A low pressure area lies over central parts of South Bay of Bengal & adjoining East Equatorial Indian Ocean. It is likely to move west-northwestwards slowly towards Sri Lanka coast during next the two days.
Squally weather with wind speed reaching 35-45 kmph gusting to 55 kmph is likely over Andaman Sea Southeast Bay of Bengal on December 19.
Squally weather with wind speed reaching 35-45 kmph gusting to 55 kmph is likely to prevail over Southwest Bay of Bengal and along and off Sri-Lanka coast during December 19-20.
Rainfall Warning: Heavy rainfall at isolated places likely over south Tamil Nadu on December 23, 2022.