Heavy rain may occur in these states till January 9, IMD alert

India Meteorological Department: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted rain in Northwest and Central India till January 9 due to the effect of Cyclone on western parts of Afghanistan and adjoining areas. Heavy rain is expected in many states including Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal, Punjab and Haryana.

IMD has given this information through a tweet. It was told that due to its effect, a cyclonic circulation is likely to form over Southwest Rajasthan and neighboring areas on 7 January.

Rain is expected in these areas

Today light rain/snowfall is very likely over Western Himalayan region and light to scattered rain over Northwest India, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

Tomorrow from January 7 to January 9, there is a possibility of widespread light/moderate rain/snowfall in the Himalayan region and thereafter it may decrease.

Heavy rain/snow likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, Muzaffarabad on 7th January and heavy rain/snowfall on 8th January. Heavy rain/snowfall may occur over Himachal Pradesh on 8th and 9th January and Uttarakhand on 8th January.

Light/moderate rain is very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, North Rajasthan, West Uttar Pradesh during January 7-9 and there will be significant reduction thereafter.

Hail may fall in Delhi on January 7-8

Heavy rains are very likely over some parts of Punjab on 7th and 8th January, Haryana, Chandigarh and Northwest Uttar Pradesh on 8th January. Light to moderate rain may occur in Delhi on January 8.

Rain with lightning/hailstorm over Uttarakhand, West Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi on 7-8 January, Madhya Pradesh on 6-8 January and East Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh on 8-10 January Might be possible.

Rain-related activity is expected to increase in Tamil Nadu and adjoining Andhra Pradesh from January 10. On the other hand, there is a possibility of isolated heavy rains in entire Tamil Nadu on January 10.

cold wave and dense fog

The minimum temperature is 3-6 degree C over parts of Northwest and Central India and Gujarat. Whereas in rest of North India it has been almost normal.

Dense fog is very likely to occur over Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim during the next 2 days and at isolated places over Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, West Assam, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during the next 24 hours.

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