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Thunderstorms expected in Delhi, Punjab, UP on Sunday and Monday: Weather dept

Isolated places in Jharkhand and interior Odisha may witness a similar weather pattern on February 13.

india Updated: Feb 10, 2018 22:44 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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A man cycles in rain, in New Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT File Photo)

Delhi may experience some thundershower starting Sunday night even as heavy rainfall is likely in north and central India over the next three days, say officials of the meteorological department.

According to a MeT official, partly cloudy sky is expected during the day which will slowly become overcast. “There is a possibility of thunderstorm late in the night. Rain is expected in the early hours of Monday. The maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 24 and 9 degree celsius respectively,” he said.

On Saturday, the maximum temperature was 25.6 degree Celsius, three notches above normal, while the minimum was 6.1 degree Celsius, four points below normal.

The weatherman has warned that a thunderstorm accompanied by hailstorms is expected in isolated places in several north Indian states, including Punjab, Delhi and western Uttar Pradesh, over the next two days due to an approaching western disturbance, the weatherman has warned.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also said there could be heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh on February 12.

“An active western disturbance lies over central parts of Afghanistan at present. It is most likely to move over northwest India during the next 48 hours. An induced cyclonic circulation is also very likely to develop over south Pakistan and its neighbourhood during the next 24 hours,” the IMD said.

Interaction between this western disturbance from Afghanistan and lower level easterlies is very likely to take place over plains of Northwest and adjoining Central India from February 11. Under the influence of the two systems, “scattered to fairly widespread rain/snowfall” is very likely over western Himalayan region during February 13.

“Scattered to fairly widespread rainfall is very likely over North and Central India during February 11-13. Minimum temperatures are likely to rise by 2-4 degree Celsius over Northwest India during the next two days,” the IMD said.

The IMD has issued a warning of thunderstorms accompanied by hailstorms that are very likely to take place at isolated places in Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, east Rajasthan and Vidarbha on February 11.

A similar weather pattern may be witnessed the next day in the Jammu division, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, interior Odisha, central Maharashtra, Marathwada, Vidarbha and Madhya Pradesh.

First Published: Feb 10, 2018 18:36 IST