Cold Wave to Grip Uttarakhand for Next 48 Hour

Cold Wave to Grip Uttarakhand for Next 48 Hours Due to Fresh Western Disturbance; IMD Issues Yellow Watch

While Uttarakhand won’t see snow until the end of December

the Himalayan state has begun to witness a considerable drop in mercury levels

the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a ‘cold wave’ alert over the state for the next two days.

For the next 48 hours, the northern state is likely to witness a fall in nighttime temperatures by 2-4°C

IMD also predicting a 2-4°C drop in minimum temperatures across Northwest India during the next three days.

In the hilly areas, the IMD declares a cold wave when the minimum temperatures are equal to/less than 0°C in hilly areas and 4.5-6.4°C below the normal temperature for that period.