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IMD: Light rain expected in Delhi-NCR today, relief from severe cold wave

From the night of January 22 to the forenoon of January 24, there will be very heavy rain and light to moderate snowfall in the plains of Kashmir and moderate snowfall in the middle and high altitude areas. Delhi and adjoining areas are expected to receive light rainfall today. The minimum temperature in the national capital has climbed, bringing respite from the intense cold.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

New Delhi: Light rain and drizzle may occur on Thursday in Punjab and Haryana including Delhi-NCR. There is a possibility of snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh. Under the influence of Western Disturbance, there is a forecast of light to moderate rain and hailstorm with winds blowing at a speed of 50 km per hour in North-West India including Delhi on January 23-24.

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According to the Meteorological Department, this happened due to the lack of strong western disturbances in November and December. In January last year, the city recorded 82.2 mm of rainfall, the highest for the month since 1901.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had told on Monday that due to the effect of two western disturbances, the outbreak of cold wave will stop from January 19. A weather system with warm moist winds from West Asia is called a Western Disturbance. When a Western Disturbance arrives in the region, the direction of the wind changes. The cold north-west winds coming from the mountains stop blowing, due to which the temperature rises.

Rain may expected in these states
Light rain in some areas of Punjab on January 22, while light to moderate rain has been predicted on January 23. There is a possibility of rain on 24 and 25 January as well. There are chances of rain in Delhi, Chandigarh and Haryana on 22 January. Light to moderate rain may occur on 23 and 24 January. There is a possibility of light rain in remote areas on January 25 as well. In western Uttar Pradesh, it will rain in some areas on January 23 while in most areas on January 24. The possibility of rain has been expressed in eastern Uttar Pradesh on 24 and 25 January.

According to the Meteorological Department, there will be an increase of 3 to 5 degree Celsius in the temperature on January 19 and 20 and after that there will be no significant change for the next 3 days. On Thursday (January 19), cold wave to severe cold wave conditions will prevail in different parts of northern Rajasthan. At the same time, there is a possibility of cold wave conditions in different parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and North Madhya Pradesh and after that it will decrease.

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In the last 24 hours, severe cold continued in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Western Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. The minimum temperature was recorded at most places from 1 to 4 degree Celsius. Churu in Sikar, Rajasthan recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.5 degree Celsius.

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