Vikash Sharma

In quick succession, another western disturbance is likely to affect Western Himalayan region from January 10 and plains of northwest India from January 11, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday.

The system is likely to trigger scattered to fairly widespread rainfall or snowfall over Western Himalayan Region during January 10 -13. Similarly, isolated light rainfall is also likely over Punjab, Haryana and adjoining areas of west Uttar Pradesh during January 11 and January 13, 2023.

Isolated heavy rainfall/snowfall with isolated thunderstorm/lightning/ hail is likely over Jammu & Kashmir on January 11-12 and over Himachal Pradesh on January 12, 2023.

Due to the approaching of the fresh western disturbance from January 10 night, minimum temperatures are very likely to rise by 2-4 degrees Celsius over Northwest India after 24 hours.

Cold wave conditions in isolated pockets are very likely to continue over north Rajasthan, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, west Madhya Pradesh and Telangana on January 9 and over Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, east Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, North interior Karnataka and Bihar on January 9 & January 10 and abate thereafter.

“No significant change in minimum temperature is expected over many parts of East and Central India during next 2 days. Temperature may gradually rise by 2-3°C thereafter. Fall in minimum temperature by 2-3°C is likely in most parts of Maharashtra and Northern parts of Peninsular India during next 3 days and no significant change thereafter,” said IMD.