Rain, thunderstorms likely over Northwest & East India for next 2 days

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New Delhi: Western disturbances to cause light to moderate rainfall over parts of Northwest and East India for the next two days, the India Meteorological Department said today.

According to IMD, “The Western Disturbance is seen as a cyclonic circulation over north Pakistan & neighbourhood at lower tropospheric levels with a trough aloft roughly along Long. 68°E to the north of Lat. 26°N in middle tropospheric levels.”

“An induced cyclonic circulation lies over southwest Rajasthan & neighbourhood and a trough runs from the cyclonic circulation to north Telangana at lower tropospheric levels. A cyclonic circulation lies over central parts of Uttar Pradesh at lower tropospheric levels,” it said.

Under this influence, “Light/moderate isolated to scattered rainfall/snowfall very likely over Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad and Himachal Pradesh on 28th; and over Uttrakhand on December 28 and 29.”

“Light isolated rainfall very likely over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Rajasthan on 28th and scattered to fairly widespread rainfall over Uttar Pradesh on 28th & 29th December 2021,” the IMD said.

It further predicted isolated thunderstorms, lightning and hailstorm over East & adjoining West Uttar Pradesh on December 28.

Light/moderate isolated to scattered rainfall very likely over Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal and Chhattisgarh; scattered to fairly widespread rainfall over Bihar, Jharkhand and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim during 28th to 30th December, it said.

“Isolated thunderstorm, lightning & hailstorm also likely over East Madhya Pradesh, Sub- Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim on 28th & 29th; over West Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Jharkhand on 28th; over Chhattisgarh on 29th; over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya on 29th & 30th and over Nagaland on 30th December 2021,” the IMD added.

As per IMD, No significant change in minimum temperatures is very likely over most parts of Northwest India during the next 24 hours and fall by 2-4°C for subsequent 2 days and no significant change thereafter.

The minimum temperatures are 2-5°C above normal over many parts of Northwest, Central, East, Northeast and north peninsular India.

Gradual fall in minimum temperatures by 2-4°C over Gujarat state during next 2 days and rise by 2-4°C thereafter.

“Cold Wave Conditions likely to prevail over Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh during 31st December- 02nd January and over north Rajasthan on 01st & 02nd January 2022,” the IMD said.

Cold day conditions are likely to prevail over Bihar on 29th & 30th December.

Dense fog in isolated pockets very likely over Punjab, Haryana and north Rajasthan in the night/morning hours during the next 3 days; over Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh on 30th & 31st December, it added.