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People warm themselves around a bonfire amid cold weather at Nizamuddin in New Delhi, on Saturday.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

‘Don’t drink alcohol, get indoors’, says IMD as North India braces for severe cold wave

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 07:46 AM IST
In its latest impact-based advisory, the IMD said “severe” cold wave is expected over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and northern Rajasthan from December 29.
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Northern India is under the grip of a severe cold spell, and cold or severe cold day conditions are likely to continue for the next five days in several areas in the plains, according to an India Meteorological Department (IMD) bulletin released on Wednesday.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Northern India is under the grip of a severe cold spell, and cold or severe cold day conditions are likely to continue for the next five days in several areas in the plains, according to an India Meteorological Department (IMD) bulletin released on Wednesday.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Chillier than usual cold spell makes north India shiver

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2019 12:30 AM IST
Severe cold accompanied by fog is expected in parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and northern Rajasthan on Thursday, IMD predicted.
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Before receiving average rains in 2016, India suffered back-to-back drought years for only the fourth time in more than a century, hurting incomes and driving some farmers to suicide.(HT File Photo)
Before receiving average rains in 2016, India suffered back-to-back drought years for only the fourth time in more than a century, hurting incomes and driving some farmers to suicide.(HT File Photo)

Monsoon rains to be normal this year, forecasts Skymet

By HT Correspondent | Malavika Vyawahare, New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 05:51 PM IST
India defines average, or normal, rainfall as between 96% and 104% of a 50-year average of 89 cm for the entire four-month season beginning June.
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