Cold wave: North India to shiver till 18 Jan, fog delays trains

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday predicted a return of cold wave conditions over several parts of North India along with the national capital till 18 January.

The weathe office has predicted a dip in temperatures to 3 degrees Celcius for Monday as well as Tuesday in the Delhi-NCR region. On 18 January, the temperature will record 4 degrees Celcius, failing to give even marginal respite to Delhiites from the cold wave conditions, the IMD said.

According to the IMD’s bulletin released on Sunday, a fresh Western disturbance is likely to affect Western Himalayan region on the night of January 18, bringing light to moderate rainfall or snowfall over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Dense fog is expected during the early morning hours in parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh over the next five days.

The Indian Railways informed on Monday that as many as 13 trains are running late in the Northern Railway region due to fog. Trains like Darbhanga-New Delhi Cline Special (02569), Gaya-New Delhi Mahabodhi Express (12397) have been running late for 1 hour 30 mins while the Jaynagar-Amritsar Clone Special (04651) was running late by 8 hours.