The IMD expects hailstorms, rain and snowfall in these states. Check the weather forecast here

The IMD expects hailstorms, rain and snowfall in these states.  Check the weather forecast here

A hailstorm warning was issued on January 17 in five northeastern states, including Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Sikkim, according to the weather forecast issued by the India Meteorological Department.

The Regional Meteorological Center of Assam (Guwahati) has forecast the possibility of hailstorm in ten districts of the state including Morigaon, Nagaon, Sonitpur, Biswanath, Lakhimpur, Sivasagar, Dhemaji, Charadeo, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia. Several areas of the state have witnessed dense foggy conditions over the past few days.

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The Meteorological Department has forecast rainfall in West Bengal from January 17. The IMD has forecast light rain in districts of south Bengal from Wednesday to Friday, while most areas in the northern part of West Bengal are likely to receive light to moderate rain during the same period.

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Moreover, the Meteorological Department has predicted light rain/snowfall in the northern states of the country including Jammu Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on January 17.

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Moving to the south-eastern peninsula, light to moderate rains are expected over Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Bihar, Rajasthan and West Bengal on January 17-18.

Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and Jammu and Kashmir are facing dense fog conditions. It will most likely continue until tomorrow.

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The national capital woke up to a very cold day as the minimum temperature dropped to 4 degrees Celsius. “In Delhi and north India, we do not expect a significant change in the minimum temperature. A rise of one degree may be possible due to sunny skies, but foggy conditions will persist,” said Soma Sen, scientist at IMD.

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Due to dense fog, she said, “Low cloud conditions may also persist in adjoining areas, which is why Haryana and Punjab will witness extremely cold conditions during the next two-three days.”

“A very weak western disturbance is moving in. It is likely to give some scattered light rainfall activity over the western Himalayan region tomorrow mainly; snowfall will also occur, but not widespread rainfall or snowfall activity,” she added.

(With agency inputs)

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