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Rain, dense fog, hail storm to bring chills in these states, UTs: Predicts IMD

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: The weather department on Tuesday held Western Disturbance lying over North India culpable of brining rain in Delhi NCR from Friday night and continue till Sunday morning, said a senior scientist at the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). Overcast conditions will further increase the minimum temperature to 13 degrees Celsius.

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As per RK Jenamani of IMD, though the Western Disturbance is weaker compared to the earlier one that caused intense rainfall in the national capital region, it will still bring light to very light rainfall in the area. Jenamani said there is also a possibility of hail storms in Punjab Haryana.

“Day temperature to remain low due to rain throughout North India, Rajasthan, Haryana,” Jenamani informed.

IMD said that a “fresh active Western Disturbance is likely to affect Northwest India from January 21 onwards.”

Cold day conditions likely to subside in Delhi today

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The Met department has also predicted isolated light/moderate rainfall over Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, interior Tamilnadu, Kerala for the next 2 days.

IMD weather forecast suggested dense to very dense fog in isolated parts in the night and morning hours over Rajasthan, East Uttar Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha and West Bengal during the next two days.

“Cold Day to Severe Cold Day Conditions in some/isolated pockets very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan during next 2 days and abate thereafter,” IMD added.

On Tuesday morning, IMD reported dense fog with 50-metre visibility in Bareilly, Bahraich, Sultanpur, Varanasi and Allahabad. Agra, Lucknow and Gorakhpur reported visibility of 200-metre each. Isolated pockets of Bihar and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal witnessed dense fog, with 50-metre visibility in Gaya and 200-metre in Purnea.

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