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Weather update: Orange alert for heavy snowfall issued in THESE states; light rain in Delhi today. IMD forecast here

Weather update: IMD has issued an orange alert for heavy rainfall snowfall over Western Himalayan region. The weather office has also predicted very light rain and thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds in the national capital today.

Weather today: Jammu-Kashmir likely to receive snow on 1 March as per the IMD forecast (ANI)Premium
Weather today: Jammu-Kashmir likely to receive snow on 1 March as per the IMD forecast (ANI)

Weather today: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for heavy to very heavy rainfall snowfall over Jammu-Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand today i.e. on 1 March.

As per IMD, heavy to very heavy rain, and snow is likely in Jammu-Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, and Muzaffarabad on 1st and 2nd March. The authorities in Kashmir have also extended the winter vacation for valley schools by four days given the forecast of inclement weather. The schools, which were scheduled to reopen after a three-month winter vacation on March 1, would now resume on Monday.

In Himachal Pradesh, the weather department has predicted isolated heavy rainfall, and snowfall today and heavy to very heavy rainfall, and snowfall tomorrow.

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In Uttarakhand, IMD has isolated heavy rainfall, snow and fall on 1st and 2nd March. As per the weather department, light to moderate rain, thunderstorm, and snow are likely at most places in Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Bageshwar, and Pithoragarh districts and many remaining hilly districts of the state. It also added that snowfall with a height of 3000 meters and above in Uttarakhand.

In North East India, scattered light, moderate rainfall, snowfall is very likely over Arunachal Pradesh during the next six days and isolated heavy rainfall, snowfall is likely over Arunachal Pradesh on 4th March.

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IMD rainfall alert

The weather office has issued an isolated heavy rainfall warning over Punjab tomorrow i.e. on 2nd March.

In addition to this, scattered to fairly widespread light, moderate rainfall accompanied with thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds (40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph) has been predicted over Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi and scattered light/moderate rainfall over Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and north Madhya Pradesh on 1st and 2nd March.

As per IMD, isolated light, moderate rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms, and lightning has been predicted over Madhya Maharashtra, Marathawada from 29th February-2nd March; over Vidarbha on 1st and 2nd March and over Chhattisgarh during 2nd-5th March 2024. The weather office has also predicted an isolated hailstorm over Madhya Maharashtra today and over Marathawada on 1st and 2nd March; Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh on 2nd March.

In North East India, isolated light, moderate rainfall has been predicted over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during 3rd-6th March.

IMD has also issued hailstorm activity at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab today and tomorrow while over West Rajasthan on 1st March and over Haryana, Chandigarh, East Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and north Madhya Pradesh on 2nd March.

Delhi Weather update:

The regional weather forecast, RWFC Delhi has predicted very light rain and thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds of 25-35 kmph speed towards night. at 6.30 am, Delhi recorded an overall AQI of 168 which is in the moderate category.

An AQI between zero and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', and 401 and 500 'severe'. As per CPCB data, the national capital recorded the best February air quality in nine years, with the air quality index remaining below 200 on most days. The city recorded an average AQI of 293 in February 2016, 267 in 2017, 235 in 2018, 242 in 2019, 240 in 2020, 281 in 2021, 225 in 2022, 237 in 2023 and 223 in 2024.

Hot days in Kerala

The Regional Meteorological Centre in Thiruvananthapuram on 29 February has forecast that Kerala will continue to experience hot days for another two days, with the situation expected to improve slightly thereafter, news agency PTI has reported. The southern state, which has been experiencing intense heat for the last one week, can expect some relief by the second week of March when thundershowers are likely and then the temperatures will drop drastically, IMD director K Santhosh told PTI.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Published: 01 Mar 2024, 06:31 AM IST
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