Digital Desk, New Delhi. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday warned of snowfall with isolated heavy rains over the western Himalayan region and an increase in rain activities over plains of northwest India till January 9. However, there will be no cold wave conditions over North India during the next 4-5 days.
The IMD warning said, light/moderate rainfall/snowfall will occur over the Western Himalayan region till January 9 and will reduce significantly thereafter. Heavy rain/snowfall is expected at isolated places over J&K-Ladakh-Gilgit-Baltistan-Muzaffarabad on Saturday and Sunday. There is a possibility of scattered to heavy rain/snowfall in Himachal Pradesh till January 9.
The Western Disturbance as a cyclonic circulation lies along south Afghanistan and neighborhood in the lower and middle tropospheric levels with troughs in the upper tropospheric levels. The Induced Cyclonic Circulation lies over Southwest Rajasthan and adjoining South Pakistan at lower tropospheric levels.
The IMD bulletin said, “High moisture is coming from the Arabian Sea over northwest and adjoining central India in the lower and middle troposphere levels and is likely to continue during the next 2-3 days. During the next 4-5 days, there is a possibility of confluence of winds from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal at lower troposphere level over Central India.
Light/moderate rainfall is very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, North Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh till January 9 and there will be significant reduction thereafter. Light/moderate rain is very likely to occur over Madhya Pradesh till January 11 and over Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh during 9 to 11.
The IMD has forecast thunderstorms over Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, West Madhya Pradesh on Saturday and Sunday, East Madhya Pradesh on January 9 and 10, Vidarbha on January 10 and 11 and Chhattisgarh on January 10 and 11.
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