IMD Predicts Rains In Delhi-NCR For Next 48 Hours, Issues Orange Alert

While Delhiites will see a clearer after two days on 6 January, their relief will be short-lived as they will have to brace for another cold wave from 7 January onwards

Raghav N

January 5, 2021

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The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for the next 48 hours in the Delhi-NCR region after the capital received rains for the last three days. According to IMD officials, the weather will be clear from the afternoon of 6 January, but the city’s residents will in all probability experience another cold wave starting 7 January.

There has been little respite for Delhiites with the thick fog, dropping temperatures and showers. Though Sunday saw heavier downpour, on Monday there were intermittent rains. Areas like Safdarjung and Palam were listed as low visibility points by the weather department due to thick fog. Night temperatures have however gone up to 11 degrees to 12 degrees, which is 5 degrees more than the average. Neighbouring states including Punjab and Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh are also under a heavy winter spell.

Once the rains withdraw from the northern parts of India, the mercury is expected to dip by five to six degrees due to the winds coming in from the mountainous regions up north.

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