Photos: Cold wave conditions likely to return over North India

  • The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts a return of cold wave to severe cold wave conditions over North India starting January 27. IMD has already issued orange alerts for dense fog and cold weather conditions in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh from January 24 to 25. Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing its 40-day period of harsh winter cold known as Chillai Kalan. Under the influence of western disturbances lying over parts of northern Pakistan as cyclonic circulation, northern Indian states including the Himalayas can likely witness rain, thunderstorm and snow during the next few days.

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Dense fog at India Gate on a cold winter morning in New Delhi on January 22. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has projected cold wave to severe cold wave conditions in isolated pockets of northwestern India starting Sunday till January 27,(Amal KS / HT Photo)

Dense fog at India Gate on a cold winter morning in New Delhi on January 22. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has projected cold wave to severe cold wave conditions in isolated pockets of northwestern India starting Sunday till January 27,(Amal KS / HT Photo)

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Police personnel on horse mount during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade, at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on January 24. According to IMD, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh can witness cold to severe cold waves during January 26-27.(Keshav Singh / HT Photo)

Police personnel on horse mount during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade, at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on January 24. According to IMD, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh can witness cold to severe cold waves during January 26-27.(Keshav Singh / HT Photo)

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People warm themselves around a fire on a cold morning in Ghaziabad on January 22. Under the influence of western disturbances lying over parts of northern Pakistan, due to a cyclonic circulation, the northern Indian region including the Himalayas can witness rain, thunderstorm and snow during the next few days.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)

People warm themselves around a fire on a cold morning in Ghaziabad on January 22. Under the influence of western disturbances lying over parts of northern Pakistan, due to a cyclonic circulation, the northern Indian region including the Himalayas can witness rain, thunderstorm and snow during the next few days.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)

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People commuting amid dense fog in Amritsar on January 21. IMD's regional center in New Delhi has also issued orange alerts for dense fog and cold weather conditions in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh from January 24 to 25.(Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo)

People commuting amid dense fog in Amritsar on January 21. IMD's regional center in New Delhi has also issued orange alerts for dense fog and cold weather conditions in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh from January 24 to 25.(Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo)

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People out during fresh snowfall in Srinagar on January 23. A yellow alert avalanche warning has been issued on January 24 by Disaster Management Authority of Jammu and Kashmir Government for several higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir.(Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

People out during fresh snowfall in Srinagar on January 23. A yellow alert avalanche warning has been issued on January 24 by Disaster Management Authority of Jammu and Kashmir Government for several higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir.(Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

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A boatman breaks ice sheets while rowing along the frozen Dal Lake during snowfall in Srinagar on January 23. Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing a 40-day long period of harsh winter cold known as the 'Chillai Kalan', which will end on January 31.(Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

A boatman breaks ice sheets while rowing along the frozen Dal Lake during snowfall in Srinagar on January 23. Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing a 40-day long period of harsh winter cold known as the 'Chillai Kalan', which will end on January 31.(Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

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Cattle in a field amid foggy weather conditions in Mohali on January 20. Dense to very dense fog in isolated pockets of northern plains of India comprising states like Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, north Rajasthan, Bihar and north Madhya Pradesh is also been anticipated during the next 1-2 days, HT reported.(Ravi Kumar / HT Photo)

Cattle in a field amid foggy weather conditions in Mohali on January 20. Dense to very dense fog in isolated pockets of northern plains of India comprising states like Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, north Rajasthan, Bihar and north Madhya Pradesh is also been anticipated during the next 1-2 days, HT reported.(Ravi Kumar / HT Photo)

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People praying at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati during Magh Mela in Allahabad on January 23. As per the IMD's classification, cold wave conditions in northern plains of India are declared when the minimum temperature falls below 4 degrees Celsius.(Sanjay Kanojia / AFP)

People praying at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati during Magh Mela in Allahabad on January 23. As per the IMD's classification, cold wave conditions in northern plains of India are declared when the minimum temperature falls below 4 degrees Celsius.(Sanjay Kanojia / AFP)

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A view of a skyscraper engulfed in dense fog in Noida on January 22. Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 20.4 degrees Celsius, 1 degree below normal and minimum temperature of 8 degrees Celsius on January 23.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

A view of a skyscraper engulfed in dense fog in Noida on January 22. Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 20.4 degrees Celsius, 1 degree below normal and minimum temperature of 8 degrees Celsius on January 23.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

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