North India, including Delhi to shiver at 12 degrees next week, warns IMD

IMD has predicted that the temperature in north India is set to drop steeply over the next few days, bringing in the winter chill a bit early in several states such as Delhi, Haryana, and Punjab

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The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the temperature in north India is set to drop steeply over the next few days, bringing in the winter chill a bit early in several states such as Delhi, Haryana, and Punjab.

As per the MeT, the temperature in north India will most likely come down to 12-13 degrees Celsius by November 1 or 2, in states such as Delhi and Haryana. Further, IMD has said that these states will also experience a foggy atmosphere for some time.

Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh may see rain and snowfall, and Delhi is likely to witness cloudy weather on November 2 and 3, said IMD’s scientist RK Jenamani. The scientist further added, “This monsoon season, Safdarjung in Delhi recorded the second-highest rainfall in the last 121 years. Delhi witnessed a very active monsoon this year.”


Temperatures in India are expected to fall to as low as 3 degrees in some northern areas in January and February due to the La Nina pattern, which forms when equatorial trade winds strengthen to bring colder, deep water up from the bottom of the sea.

The southwest monsoon withdrew from the entire country on Monday, making it the seventh-most delayed retreat since 1975, according to the IMD.

“In view of a significant reduction in rainfall activity over most parts of the country, the southwest monsoon has withdrawn from the entire country today (October 25, 2021)," the IMD said in a statement.

“The withdrawal of the southwest monsoon 2021 from the entire country is the seventh-most delayed withdrawal (on or after October 25) during 1975-2021," it said.

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