Weather forecast gives no respite from cold wave as first bout of ‘heavy snowfall’ predicted on THESE days: IMD

Western disturbance to bring two bouts of cold wave in western Himalayan region from January 28 and another from January 31

Written By Fareha Naaz
First Published28 Jan 2024, 07:09 AM IST
Western disturbance to bring rainfall over Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh from January 31 until February 2. Dense fog conditions in multiple states until January 31.
Western disturbance to bring rainfall over Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh from January 31 until February 2. Dense fog conditions in multiple states until January 31. (HT_PRINT)

Weather forecast for the upcoming days suggests that western disturbance will bring two bouts of cold wave in the western Himalayan region from January 28 and another from January 31. The second bout will also impact the plains of Northwest India as reported by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Also read: Alert issued for severe cold wave in 2 states till 29 January, heavy rainfall predicted: See IMD full forecast

Snowfall in these places

The weather department predicted snowfall over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand today while moderate to widespread rainfall or snowfall can be expected from January 29 until February 1.

Rainfall in these places

The western disturbance is expected to bring rainfall over Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh from January 31 until February 2.

Also read: Delhi, NCR weather today: Dense fog to continue for 5 days, cold conditions for 2 days over north India, says IMD

Dense fog

Moreover, the states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Bihar will witness reduced visibility due to dense to very dense fog conditions in the night and morning hours until January 31.

While the states of Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Mizoram, Tripura and Meghalaya will witness dense fog conditions today.

Also read: Red alert issued for cold wave till 28 January in 6 states; flights affected by dense fog in Delhi: IMD full forecast

IMD further predicted that cold day conditions will continue in Bihar until January 31. Uttar Pradesh is most likely to see cold day conditions today.

Several flights were delayed on Sunday morning due to poor visibility at Indira Gandhi International Airport. At the New Delhi Railway Station several trains were running late due to unfavourable weather conditions.

Delhi's cold weather and persistent pollution has led children to develop chest infections while asthma patients are also grappling with health problems.

Also read: Delhi Weather Update: IMD issues Orange alert for dense fog amid Republic Day celebrations

Medical Director of Loknayak Jai Prakash Hospital, Dr Suresh Kumar said, "The drop in temperature, problems like chest infection, pneumonia are seen in people. Especially if we talk about children and elderly people, this winter season is troubling them more, the number of children and elderly people in hospitals is increasing," said Dr Suresh, reported ANI.

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First Published:28 Jan 2024, 07:09 AM IST
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