Weather Update: IMD Predicts Thunderstorms, Light Rainfall In Several States Amid Cold Spell

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The weather dynamics across North India have taken a dramatic turn with reports of rainfall in several states including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand, exacerbating the prevailing cold conditions. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a cautionary alert for rain today (14 February), predicting light rain and drizzle in specific regions. This article delves into the detailed forecast provided by the IMD and other weather forecasting agencies, highlighting the expected weather patterns and their impact across various states.

Delhi-NCR: Chilling Temperatures and Foggy Mornings

In Delhi, the mercury plummeted to 11 degrees Celsius on Tuesday morning accompanied by a thin layer of fog blanketing the national capital. Relative humidity soared to a staggering 97 per cent at 8:30 am, contributing to the chilling conditions. The IMD anticipates cloudy skies on Wednesday with the possibility of drizzle in certain areas. Furthermore, foggy mornings are expected from February 15th to 18th, with minimum temperatures ranging between 7 to 10 degrees Celsius. These conditions suggest a continuation of the cold spell gripping Delhi-NCR and necessitate precautions for residents venturing outdoors.

Uttar Pradesh: Drizzle and Strong Winds

Uttar Pradesh is also bracing for drizzle or light rain on Wednesday accompanied by strong winds. Several districts in UP have recorded minimum temperatures hovering around 4 degrees Celsius, while maximum temperatures have reached up to 25 degrees Celsius. The IMD predicts a slight drop of one to two degrees in maximum temperatures owing to the cloudy skies and anticipated light rain. Residents and travellers in Uttar Pradesh are advised to stay updated on weather forecasts and prepare for fluctuating weather conditions in the coming days.

Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Sikkim: Thunderstorms and Lightning

The IMD has issued warnings for thunderstorms and lightning in isolated places over Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Sikkim on February 14. Additionally, dense fog conditions are expected to prevail in the morning hours in isolated pockets of Odisha on February 14th and 15th. These forecasts highlight the potential for severe weather events in these regions, necessitating vigilance and precautionary measures to mitigate any associated risks.

Jammu and Kashmir: Marginal Improvement Amidst Rainy Spells

On Tuesday Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a slight improvement in the weather. However, the Meteorological Department has forecasted another rainy spell starting from February 18th, and extending until February 20th. This period may also see light to moderate snowfall in various areas, particularly in hilly regions. Travellers are urged to heed traffic police advisories due to heavy snow accumulation and sub-zero temperatures prevailing in many areas. In Srinagar, the minimum temperature dropped to minus 2.5 degrees Celsius, while Gulmarg and Pahalgam registered even lower temperatures, highlighting the challenging weather conditions in the region.

Conclusion

As the cold spell persists across North India, the IMD’s weather forecasts provide crucial insights into expected weather patterns and associated risks. Residents, travellers, and authorities must remain vigilant and prepared to adapt to changing weather conditions, including rainfall, thunderstorms, and snowfall in various states. Timely precautions and adherence to weather advisories can help mitigate potential hazards and ensure the safety and well-being of individuals amidst these challenging weather dynamics.

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