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Thunderstorms accompanied by hailstorms, heavy snowfall in north India forecast by Met department

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.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Tahir Qureshi | Updated on: 10 Feb 2018, 10:04:19 PM

New Delhi:

An approaching western disturbance will cause thunderstorms accompanied by hailstorms at isolated places in north India, including Punjab, Delhi and western Uttar Pradesh over the next two days the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast.

Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh might receive heavy snowfall on February 12 added IMD.

"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 neighbourhood during next 24 hours," the IMD said.

An interaction between 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 the 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.

However, no significant change in temperatures in the next 2-3 days is expected in the rest of the country.

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.

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

"Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds is likely over Telangana on February 11 and 12," the IMD added.

Temperatures are expected to dip after the rain and thunderstorms subside. 

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 10 Feb 2018, 10:03:54 PM