IMD predicts rain and snow adopted by chilly wave, chilly winds, floor frost from December 28 for India’s northwest


Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 25

A fresh Western Disturbance will affect Western Himalayan Region and adjoining plains of northwest India from December 27 due to which scattered to fairly widespread rainfall/snowfall is expected over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan & Muzaffarabad, the Indian Meteorological Department said on Friday.

Isolated to scattered rainfall/snowfall is likely over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and isolated rain/thundershowers over Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh on December 27 and 28. There will be a gradual rise by 2-3°C in minimum temperatures over next 3 days (December 25 to 27) followed by a  fall of 3-5°C in minimum temperatures over northwest in subsequent three days ( December 28 to 30), the weather office said. 

While no significant change in maximum temperatures during next the three days, there will be a fall of 3-5°C in maximum temperatures over Northwest India between December 28 -30.

After the passage of the WD, under the influence of strengthening of cold and dry northwesterly/northerly winds from night of December 28, cold wave to severe cold wave conditions are likely in isolated pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi.

Cold wave conditions are also expected in isolated pockets over Uttar Pradesh, north Rajasthan and north Madhya Pradesh on December 28 and 29.

Ground frost conditions are likely in isolated pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and north Rajasthan also from December 28 and 29.

Fresh spell of dense to very dense fog in isolated pockets very likely over Punjab and isolated dense fog over Haryana and Delhi in the morning hours from December 29, the IMD said.



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