IMD predicts rainfall in Haryana & Punjab from THIS date; snowfall prevails in Himachal
Amidst the ongoing bone-chilling dry winter, some relief can be expected according to IMD’s weather predictions-
Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh are still in the grips of fog along with the menace of an ongoing cold wave. The weather is forecasted to remain like this for the next 4 days by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). There is a chance of some respite from the cold however as rain was predicted in all 3 regions from February 1. It rained in Chamba, Himachal on Sunday.
The weather is forecasted to be worse in 15 districts of Punjab. These include Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur, Nawanshahr, Jalandhar, Moga, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib, Rupnagar and Patiala. No alert has been given in other districts. On the other hand, while there is a fog alert in 7 districts of Haryana, skies will be clear during the day, therefore resulting in warm sunlight during the day. The 7 districts are Ambala, Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Karnal, Sonipat and Panipat. Apart from these, no alert was issued in any other district.
According to the weather department, the weather is changing in Punjab and Haryana. The weather is expected to be normal in Punjab-Haryana on January 30. However, cloudy cover is expected in both the states from January 31. There are chances of rain in many areas on February 1 and thereafter. This will not see much drop in temperatures, but it will provide relief from the bone-chilling dry cold.
There was fresh snowfall in Sachipass of Chamba in Himachal. After which Himachal, which had been suffering from an unusually dry winter, has got some relief. According to the Meteorological Department, such weather is expected to continue in Himachal Pradesh till January 31. There are chances of snowfall in the upper and central highlands of Himachal, while there are chances of rain in the lower areas.