IMD predicts cold spell for Punjab, Haryana and Odisha, hailstorm in the northeast

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New Delhi: Punjab, Haryana, Odisha and Northeast Rajasthan are likely to be hit by a cold spell today, the Indian weather agency said on Sunday.

Due to the effects of northwest winds over northwest India, the coldwave conditions are likely to continue over Punjab, Chandigarh, Delhi and parts of Rajasthan in the next 24 hours and over Odisha in the next 48 hours, the release said in a press release.

A new disturbance in the West is likely to hit the western Himalayan region – Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand after February 11th.

Thunderstorms accompanied by hail and lightning are likely in the next 24 hours over the coastal states of Andhra, Telangana, Odisha and the northeast.

The strong winds (at a speed of 45-55 km / h) are likely over the coastal plains in the east of Tamil Nadu and on the Gulf of Mannar.

In the meantime, the fog has flooded Delhi and the region of the state capital with minimum and maximum temperatures between 7 and 22 degrees Celsius. A flight from Raipur to Delhi was diverted to Nagpur due to fog with a visibility of around 900 meters.