Western disturbance to bring rain, snow to Western Himalayan region: IMD

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New Delhi (NVI): A fresh western disturbance is likely to affect Western Himalayan region, bringing widespread rain and snowfall to the parts of northern India from January 22, according to IMD.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) took to Twitter and said, “A fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect Western Himalayan Region from January 22. Under its influence, scattered to fairly widespread rain/snow likely over Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan & Muzaffarabad and Himachal Pradesh.

Also, isolated rain/snow over Uttarakhand between January 22 to 24 and very light to light rain and thundershower likely at isolated places over Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi on January 23, it added.

The Met department also forecasts that dense to very dense fog very likely over isolated of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi during next 2 days.

Moreover, the dense fog may occur over Uttar Pradesh and West Rajasthan during next 24 hours and over Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura between January 22 to 24, IMD added.

According to the IMD’s weather bulletin, there will be fall in minimum temperatures by 2-4 degrees Celsius very likely over most parts of northwest India in the next 3 days.

This drop will lead to the prevalence of cold wave conditions in isolated pockets over Uttarakhand during the same period. “Similar conditions are also expected over parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Rajasthan and Delhi on January 20 and 21,” it added.