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IMD predicts rainfall, snowfall to occur in these states on March 3, next week; Here’s full forecast

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: As per the latest weather forecast of this week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted rainfall over the western Himalayan region and adjoining plains till March 3 and another fresh wet spell from March 6 to March 8.

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States and union territories that are most likely to witness rainfall on Thursday are–Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh.

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Besides, heavy rainfall is likely to take place over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry-Karaikal during March 3 and March 5 with extremely heavy rainfall on March 4 and isolated heavy rainfall on March 6. Isolated heavy rainfall prediction is also for south coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema on March 4 and March 5.

Widespread rains likely in Tamil Nadu
The Tamil Nadu Regional Centre of the IMD has predicted widespread rains across the state this week. Heavy rains are also expected in some parts of the state on Friday and Saturday.

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The probability of rains is due to the low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal that is likely to bring rains to the state.

Tamil Nadu is likely to experience below normal maximum temperature from March to May, the weatherman said. According to the IMD, the state will receive normal to above-normal rainfall during this period.

Light rain likely in Delhi at night
The national capital is likely to see a partly cloudy sky as the day progresses and light rain at night, the IMD said on Wednesday.

Under the influence of a Western Disturbance, rainfall is likely in west Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi-NCR and parts of west Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, it said. A fresh WD is very likely to influence northwest India from March 5, the weather office said.

Rajasthan likely to receive showers
Light rainfall is expected in parts of Rajasthan on Wednesday due to a new western disturbance, a meteorological department official said here. According to the department, there is a strong possibility of an induced circulation system forming over southwest Rajasthan on March 2 under the influence of the western disturbance.

Due to its effect, light rain is likely to occur in some parts of Bikaner, Ganganagar, Hanumangarh, Jaisalmer, Churu, Nagaur, Sikar and Jhunjhunu districts, the official said.

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Light rain, snow likely in J&K
The weather remained cloudy with isolated rain, snow in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh on Wednesday and the same conditions are likely to persist in the next 24 hours, as per the Met department.

“Generally cloudy weather with very light rain, snow is expected in J&K and Ladakh during the next 24 hours”, an official said.

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