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More rain is likely in Delhi-NCR; Hail storm predicted in Punjab, Haryana

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The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast light rain storms in the west, northwest, north, northeast of Delhi, Anupshahr, Jahangirabad, Sahaswan, Sambhal, Hapur, Agra, Tundla, Shikohabad, Firozabad (Uttar Pradesh) in the next few hours due to a western unrest likely to move east from Afghanistan to central Pakistan and neighboring areas in the next 24 hours. The disturbance is expected to remain stationary there for the next three to four days.

“An induced cyclonic circulation is found over southwestern Rajasthan and the neighborhood at the lower troposphere levels and is likely to persist in the same area for the next 2-3 days,” the meteorological department said.

Due to the above conditions, light to moderate rain or snowfall has been forecast over the western Himalayas for the next two days, while scattered to fairly widespread showers with thunderstorms may occur in isolated locations over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi in northern Rajasthan, West Uttar Pradesh and northwestern Madhya Pradesh peaking on January 3-4.

Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, western Uttar Pradesh can expect to witness a hailstorm on January 3-5 and Delhi may see a hailstorm on Monday, while Rajasthan is expected to witness a hailstorm on January 2-3. January. Isolated locations in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh is also likely to witness a hailstorm on January 4-5, IMD added.

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A rain wave was forecast over northern India during the first week of January with the possibility of heavy snowfall in Jammu and the Kashmir Valley on January 4-5.

Severe cold wave conditions have persisted in the northwestern plains and central India for the past few days.



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