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IMD Predicts Fresh Rainfall, Fog in These States From 21 January Onwards, Full Forecast Inside

The India Meteorological Department (IMD), on Thursday, predicted scattered and isolated rainfall in parts of north India from January 21.

Ayushi Raina
IMD Predicts Fresh Rainfall, Fog in These States
IMD Predicts Fresh Rainfall, Fog in These States

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted scattered and isolated rainfall in parts of north India beginning on January 21. The Met Department's extended range forecast for the period January 20 to February 2 predicts isolated to scattered rainfall over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, western Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan on Friday. 

On January 22-23, moderately widespread to widespread rainfall is anticipated, with scattered rainfall likely in Rajasthan till January 23. East Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh will also have scattered rainfall between January 22 and 24, while Madhya Pradesh will see isolated to scattered rainfall between January 22 and 23. 

The IMD also forecasted isolated heavy rainfall over Punjab on January 22. "Scattered to fairly widespread rainfall is also expected over Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Sikkim between January 22-24, while isolated thunderstorms with lightning and hail are very likely over west Madhya Pradesh on January 21 and 22, over Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, north Rajasthan, east Madhya Pradesh, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, and Sikkim on January 22, over Bihar on January 22 and 23, and over Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal on January 23," the Met Department said. 

As the cyclonic circulation over north Bangladesh and its surroundings extends up to 3.6 km above mean sea level, a new Western Disturbance is expected to hit Northwest India starting from January 21. 

"The trough from the central regions of the South Bay of Bengal to the Central Bay of Bengal at 0.9 km above mean sea level persists," according to the IMD report. 

Dense fog and strong winds are expected in the following states 

On January 21-22, strong winds are expected throughout Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh. As mercury dips across north India, the IMD has predicted that dense fog conditions will remain in place in Punjab, Delhi, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, and north Madhya Pradesh. 

"Cold Day to Severe Cold Day conditions are very likely to prevail in isolated areas of Madhya Pradesh, and Cold Day conditions are very likely to prevail in isolated pockets over Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh over the next 24 hours, and over Bihar over the next two days," the IMD said. 

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