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Himachal, Uttarakhand to receive heavy rain spell, snowfall predicts IMD

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Himalayan regions including Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh till January 5. The weather office said heavy rainfall and snowfall are expected to hit Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh on Jan 4th and 5th; and heavy rainfall/snowfall also likely over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on January 5th. 

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As per the India’s weather forecasting agency prediction, hailstorm are very likely over Jammu-Kashmir, Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh on 4 and over Uttarakhand on January 5.

Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, north Rajasthan, West Uttar Pradesh and West Madhya Pradesh are likely to receive moderate rainfall during January 4th to 6th.

However, heavy rainfall is likely to hit Punjab on Wednesday (5th January).

The agency further said that another intense western disturbance is very likely to affect Northwest India from the night of 6th January onwards. “Under its influence, an induced cyclonic circulation very likely to form over southwest Rajasthan & neighbourhood on January 7, 2022.” 

High moisture feeding from Arabian Sea is also very likely over northwest India mainly on January 7-8, 2022. Under its influence, light to moderate rainfall and snowfall are likely over the region during January 7-9. 

The weather office has further predicted light to moderate rainfall over plains of northwest and adjoining central India during January 7-9 with isolated hailstorm likely over Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan Uttar Pradesh and West Madhya Pradesh on January 7th & 8th.

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Furthermore, no cold wave conditions likely over North India during next 7 days.

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