Light rain in parts of Delhi, IMD forecasts snowfall in Himachal and Uttarakhand
The India Meteorological Department had forecast rain in parts of Delhi on Wednesday. It has also forecast snowfall in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand due to a western disturbance.
Parts of national capital Delhi received showers early on Wednesday morning, which led to temperature going down. This is in line with the predictions made by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), which also said that parts of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh will receive snowfall.
News agency ANI posted video of downpour at Mandi House and Feroz Shah Road, near Connaught Place. The IMD has predicted moderate intensity rain and winds with a speed of 20-40 kilometre per hour in isolated places of Delhi today.
The IMD has forecast rainfall in at least 15 states and Union territories - most of them in north India - on Wednesday and Thursday. It further said that West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, Jharkhand and north Odisha will also witness scattered rainfall on February 9 and 10.
The rainfall forecast is based on a western disturbance. "The induced cyclonic circulation lies over West Rajasthan and neighbourhood in lower tropospheric levels," said the IMD on Monday.
The Met department also said that “gradual rise in minimum temperatures by 2-4 degree Celsius is very likely over most parts of northwest, central, and west India during the next 3 days and then gradual fall by 2-4 degree Celsius during subsequent 2 days”.
Meanwhile, most parts of Jammu and Kashmir, except Srinagar, received fresh snowfall on Monday. Gulmarg, Kupwara and Pahalgam received moderate snowfall, said officials.
Kashmir is currently under the influence of the 20-day 'Chillai-Khurd' (small cold) which began after the 'Chilla-i-Kalan', the 40-day harshest winter period, ended on January 31.
There is also a forecast of snowfall in the high altitude areas of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.