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Heavy Rain and Snow Alert in These North Indian States; Yellow Alert Over Delhi-NCR

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

The Western Disturbance lying as a cyclonic circulation over Central Pakistan and its neighboring areas between 3.1 & 3.6 km are likely to bring heavy snow, rain, and thunderstorms across North Indian states on Wednesday and Thursday says the latest weather forecast.  Under its influence, thunderstorm accompanied by lightning & hailstorm is likely to lash at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi during next 24 hours. Dense fog is very likely to hover in isolated pockets over East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Odisha during morning hours of the next 2 days.

The National Capital is also likely to receive heavy rainfall during the day says IMD.  On the other hand, tourist destinations across Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh have been observing the blanket of snow since Wednesday morning. Locals and tourists have been warned against venturing out to higher reaches in the hills as there are chances of more snowfall till Thursday.

As per reports, most places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, and Tamil Nadu & Puducherry & Karaikal lashed with heavy rain along with thunderstorm on Wednesday. On the other hand, under the influence of active easterly wave conditions over the south peninsula, scattered to fairly widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls are very likely to lash over Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal during the forecast period.

Moreover, isolated pockets over West Rajasthan, East Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar were wrapped with dense fog on Tuesday morning.

Residents of Shimla experienced the chilling cold as chilly winds along with intermittent rains kept the minimum temperature at 4.7°C, while Manali recorded 3.8°C. 

Delhi has also witnessed trace rainfall over the past couple of days. Forecasts suggest partly cloudy skies, very light rain and strong surface winds across Delhi till Thursday. Similar weather condition is likely to prevail across the NCR region.

On Tuesday, maximum temperatures were reported appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at most places over Jharkhand; at many places over East Madhya Pradesh while minimum temperatures were markedly above normal (5.1°C or more) at most places over Punjab;  Uttarakhand.

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