Rains Likely in Delhi and Orange Alert in J&K and Uttarakhand: IMD

NEW DELHI: According to a fresh notice issued by the Met Dept, a western disturbance is likely to move eastwards bringing along light rain on January 29th.

The Indian Metereological Dept (IMD) said that light/moderate/fairly widespread to widespread rainfall/snowfall is very likely over the western Himalayan Region and light/moderate scattered to fairly widespread rainfall over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and west Uttar Pradesh on January 29 and January 30.

“Light/moderate isolated to scattered rainfall over east Uttar Pradesh on January 29 and 30 and over Rajasthan on January 28 and 29 while isolated light rainfall also likely over Delhi on January 29,” the IMD said.

The weather watchdog has also issued an orange alert on January 29 and 30 for Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir. A cold wave is expected to sweep through western Rajasthan and remote areas of Punjab. In the morning, dense to very dense fog is expected to persist in Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh-the notice from IMD further mentioned.

For the next 48 hours, dense fog is expected in Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura.

Delhi has not yet experienced any rain this winter. It was attributed by the meteorological department to the absence of potent western disturbances in November and December.

Speaking of temperatures, on Friday Delhi and its surrounding areas dropped to 7 Degrees Celsius on Jan 27th. The minimum temperature at Safdarjung was 8.4°C, which is 6.8 degrees lower than normal. Similarly, today’s minimum temperature in Palam was 8.2°C.

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