Weather update: IMD issues alert of snowfall, rain, and hailstorms in these states till 19th February, see forecast!


PC: Mint

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has released its latest weather predictions, providing information on what is expected to happen over various country regions in the coming days.

According to the IMD forecast, the minimum temperature is expected to increase in northwest India from February 17. Additionally, the dense fog conditions prevailing over North India are expected to improve within the next one to two days.

Eastern and northeastern parts of India may receive rainfall during the last two weeks of February. Specific areas like Chhattisgarh, Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh have been cautioned about possible hailstorms between February 18 and 20. Similarly, Haryana-Chandigarh, Punjab and Uttarakhand may also receive moderate rainfall and hailstorms on February 19.

Heavy rain/snowfall is likely over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Uttarakhand on February 18 and 19, while an orange alert has been issued due to the possibility of heavy rain/snowfall at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh on February 19.


pc: Hindustan

A newly active Western Disturbance is expected to affect Northwest India from February 17, causing light to moderate snowfall/rainfall with thunderstorms, lightning and hail over the Western Himalayan region till February 21.

Apart from this, light to moderate rain with strong winds is expected over Punjab, Haryana, Western Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan between February 18 and 20.

Additionally, a weak Western Disturbance is likely to affect the Himalayan region and adjacent plains from February 22 to 28.

The IMD has also highlighted the possibility of rainfall activity over East and Northeast India in late February due to the low-level cyclonic circulation. Meanwhile, areas like Bihar, Odisha, eastern Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand may see dense fog at isolated places during the morning.

IMD suggests that as per their statement, the cold wave and fog prevalent in the national capital Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan is expected to dissipate from February 16.