On Thursday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts dense fog and cold day weather for parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar. Widespread rainfall or snowfall may fall across the Western Himalayan region and its bordering lowlands today and tomorrow.
The minimum temperatures in the majority of the northern plains and north Madhya Pradesh will range between 5 and 8 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature in Alwar, Rajasthan, on Wednesday was 4.2 degrees Celsius.
The Regional Meteorological Centre predicts partly cloudy sky and light rain or drizzle in the national capital today. The maximum temperature is expected to be around 20 degrees Celsius, with the minimum temperature expected to be around 8 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, till January 13, a western disturbance is expected to cause mild to moderate rainfall or snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, and Himachal Pradesh.
Auli in Uttrakhand’s Chamoli district received significant snowfall on Thursday. The Sunil ward in Joshimath and Gangotri in Uttarkashi both received additional snowfall. On Thursday morning, residents of Ambala, Haryana, awoke to dense fog and chilly wave conditions.
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According to the IMD, the ongoing cold period in portions of Maharashtra, including Pune, will end on Thursday. Wednesday’s temperatures in Shivajinagar and Pashan were 8.1 degrees Celsius and 9.6 degrees Celsius, respectively. The minimum temperatures at Chinchwad and Magarpatta, at 14.8 degrees Celsius and 17.1 degrees Celsius, respectively, were within the usual temperature range.
“A western disturbance, in the form of a trough, persists.” A new western disturbance will strike north India beginning Wednesday. Because of these systems, the temperatures at night will rise and the cold wave in Maharashtra will end on Wednesday. “Minimum temperatures will begin to rise across Pune and parts of Madhya Maharashtra,” said Anupam Kashyapi, Head of the Weather Forecasting Division at the IMD in Pune.
The IMD forecast that the Northeast monsoon, which supplies rain to the southern states, will likely exit today before the Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Andhra Pradesh coast, and north interior Karnataka. The Regional Meteorological Centre predicted no rain for Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and the Karaikal region during the next week, with temperatures dropping to 17 to 19 degrees Celsius in interior Tamil Nadu.