The India Meteorological Department on Sunday predicted severe cold conditions in the isolated pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan the next two days.
In a statement, the IMD said there is likelihood of dense to very dense fog at isolated places in night and morning hours over the national capital, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan during the next 24 hours.
"A fresh Western Disturbance likely to affect Western Himalayan Region from January 18. Another Western Disturbance is likely to affect northwest India from January 21," the statement said.
"Dense to very dense fog in isolated parts in night/morning hours very likely over Rajasthan and East Uttar Pradesh during next 2 days and Dense Fog in isolated parts in the night/morning hours over Jammu division and Himachal Pradesh on 16th /17th; over West Uttar Pradesh and north Madhya Pradesh during next 2 days," the statement said.
The IMD also forecast cold day to severe cold day conditions in some/isolated pockets across Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan during the next 2 days and over East Uttar Pradesh during the next 3 days.
On Sunday, various regions of North India witnessed foggy conditions that reduced visibility in parts of the city in the early hours of the day.
A thick layer of fog affected the visibility in Lucknow, while dense fog enveloped Bhopal as the cold wave hit Madhya Pradesh.
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), visibility dropped to 1000 metres at Delhi's Palam area at 8:30 am.
The IMD has also predicted isolated thunderstorms with lightning over Telangana and Coastal Andhra Pradesh on January 16, while isolated to scattered light or moderate rainfall over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura on January 19 and 20.