Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh light rain, heavy downpour, snowfall expected in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir

Delhi is likely to witness partly cloudy and misty conditions on Monday, with the minimum and maximum temperatures expected to settle at 11 degrees Celsius and 24.4 degrees Celsius respectively.

The weather department has also predicted light rain or thundershowers towards night with gusty winds and generally cloudy skies and moderate rain or drizzle for the next two days.

The national capital on Sunday recorded a maximum temperature of 26.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

“Scattered to fairly widespread light/moderate rainfall is very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh-Delhi and West Uttar Pradesh during 19th-21st; East Uttar Pradesh during 20th -22nd and isolated light/moderate rainfall over north Rajasthan during 19th-21 st and over northwest Madhya Pradesh during 20th-22nd February,” the IMD bulletin read.

Meanwhile, a red alert for heavy to very heavy rain and snow, and thunderstorms accompanied by hail, lightning and gusty winds reaching speeds of up to 50 km/ph has been issued in seven districts of Himachal Pradesh for Monday.

A red alert has been sounded for Chamba, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur and Shimla districts.

“Heavy rain/snow at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Hail at isolated places in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Thunderstorm/lightning at isolated places in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab,” the IMD bulletin read.

The Met office has also issued a yellow warning for heavy rain and snow, and thunderstorms accompanied by gusty winds reaching speeds of up to 40 km/ph and lightning at isolated places for tomorrow (February 20).

A western disturbance has affected the western Himalayan region since Saturday, with snow being recorded in the higher reaches of Kullu-Manali and Lahaul and Spiti, according to reports.

Higher reaches of Kashmir received fresh snowfall and the plains of the valley received rains that brought down the temperatures by several degrees, officials said on Sunday.

The weather office has forecast moderate to heavy precipitation in the form of snow or rain across the Kashmir Valley over the next three days.

Published By:

Shweta Kumari

Published On:

Feb 19, 2024

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