Hailstorms and thunderous downpour in Punjab & Delhi; Here’s what the weather looks like next 5 days

Amid bone-chilling winter, unexpected rain accompanied with thunderstorms lashed northwest state of Punjab and national capital on Thursday

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Amid bone-chilling winter, unexpected rain accompanied with thunderstorms lashed northwest state of Punjab and national capital on Thursday. The heavy downpour that started on Wednesday morning has resulted in roads blockages and waterlogging, further increasing the difficulty for the people of cities, who already are facing the harsh winter.

 

Weather Forecast in Punjab over next few days:

Two western disturbances in succession, from January 30 and February 3, are likely to affect northwest India, bringing light to moderate rain at several places over Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. 

 

According to the India Meteorological Department's prediction on Wednesday, the weather in Punjab and Delhi is likely to remain the same on Thursday. Fairly widespread rain and thunderstorms are likely over Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Punjab on Wednesday. At the same time, Dense to very dense fog in morning hours is possible in isolated places of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. Moreover, hailstorms may accompany lightning in some places around Punjab and Delhi on Wednesday and Thursday, and West Bengal on Friday.

 

With the weather improving in the region since January 26, IMD says that there will be a gradual rise in minimum temperatures by 2-4 degrees Celsius during the next four to five days over Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.

 

One patch is moving across Delhi and is currently giving light to moderate rainfall at a few places, accompanied by moderate to intense thunderstorms and lightning and gusty winds according to IMD. IMD further said that another patch was moving from Rohtak and Jhajjar towards Delhi.

 

The Regional Meteorological Centre in Delhi forecasted thunderstorms with light to moderate intensity rain over and adjoining areas of few places of Delhi (Mundaka, Punjabi Bagh, Jafarpur, Nazafgarh, Dwarka, Delhi Cantt, Palam, IGI Airport, Ayanagar, Deramandi), NCR (Gurugram) Jhajjar, Farukhnagar (Haryana).

 

Meanwhile, parts of Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, Muzaffarbad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand recieved light to moderate fairly widespread to widespread snowfall and this is likely to continue during the next five days under the influence of the western disturbances, as per IMD.

 

IMD further stated that no cold wave conditions are expected over any part of the country during the next five days.


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