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Rain and thunderstorms are likely over Northwest India through Tuesday

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Several parts of northwestern India continue to receive heavy and widespread rains with thunderstorms and lightning.

Moderate heavy rains are likely over Alwar, Tizara, Kotputli, Deeg, Bharatpur in Rajasthan; Aligarh, Jattari, Iglas, Khair, Sahaswan, Hathras, Barsana, Khurja, Anupshahar, Gabbana, Chandausi, Bhajoi, Sambhal in UP; Palwal, Hodal, Aurangabad, Nuh in Haryana for the next two hours, according to the Indian Meteorological Department.

Delhi recorded 39.9 mm of rain between 8:30 a.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, much higher than the average rainfall share of 21.7mm for all of January.

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More rain, as well as hailstorms and thunderstorms are expected through Tuesday, according to IMD scientists.

An active western disturbance is found as a mid and upper level cyclonic circulation over central Pakistan with its induced cyclonic circulation over southwestern Rajasthan. There is also a north-south zone of confluence of winds from the north of Punjab to the northeast of the Arabian Sea, with a strong interaction between the southwest winds and the humid southeast winds of lower levels.

All of these rain-friendly weather features are likely to persist through January 5 and continue to cause moderate to heavy showers with thunderstorms, lightning and hailstorms in isolated locations in northwestern India until the evening of January 5 with peak activity. on January 3 and 4 over the plains (Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh and northern Rajasthan) and on January 4 and 5 over the western Himalayan region (Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad , Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand).

Northeast-northwest winds are likely to whip into northwestern India, causing waves of “cold” to waves of “severe cold” in isolated locations over Punjab, Haryana and northern Rajasthan from 7 January.

“When there is an induced cyclonic circulation in association with a western disturbance, the system is very intense. Moisture is feeding in from the Arabian Sea, so we are seeing widespread snowfall on the hills and heavy downpours on the plains. We expect hailstorms in parts of the city on Monday and thunderstorms on Tuesday. Once the western disturbance recedes, minimum temperatures are likely to fall back to 4 or 5 degrees Celsius, but may not drop to 1 or 2 degrees Celsius, ”said Kuldeep Shrivastava, head of the regional forecast center on Sunday. weather.

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