Rain in plains, snow in hills from Jan 20

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 16, 2015 22:23 IST

Punjab and Haryana will be soaked again, and Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir will have more rainfall and snow next week when a fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect the western Himalayan region from January 20 (Tuesday) and the adjoining plains of northwest India from January 21.

It will cause scattered to fairly widespread rainfall or snow over Jammu Kashmir from January 21 to 23; besides scattered light to moderate rainfall or snow over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand from January 20 to 23. Isolated heavy rainfall or snow may also occur over Jammu Kashmir on January 22 and 23.

Scattered to fairly widespread moderate to dense fog (visibility 500 to 50 metres) with isolated very dense fog (visibility less than 50 metres) will occur over most parts of northwest Indian plains (Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan) from January 16 to 19. The intensity of the fog will decrease between January 20 and 23 and increase from January 24 onwards.

Because of the interaction of this Western Disturbance with south easterlies and easterlies waves, isolated to scattered rainfall or thundershowers may occur over Punjab and Haryana and isolated rainfall or thundershowers over north Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

No significant change in minimum temperature will occur from January 16 to 20, and it will rise by about 2 degrees Celsius from January 21 to 23 to fall slightly thereafter over the plains of northwest India. Light rain or thundershowers may occur over some parts of Delhi from January 21 midnight to the evening of January 22. Moderate to dense fog will occur over parts of Delhi from the morning of January 16 to January 19. The fog intensity will decrease from January 20 to 23, and increase January 24 onwards.

Forecast for region

Isolated dense fog (January 16 to 19); Isolated rain (January 20 to 23)

Isolated dense fog (January 16 to 19); Isolated rain (January 20 to 23)

Himachal Pradesh
Fairly widespread rainfall/snow (January 20 to 23)

Jammu and Kashmir
Isolated heavy rainfall/snow (January 21 to 23)

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