The national weather forecasting agency, India Meteorological Department (IMD), has forecast cold wave conditions for the next few days over Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh.
The news: As per the agency, heavy rainfall or snowfall has been predicted over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Light intensity rain/drizzle has been predicted over parts of Uttar Pradesh.
What they’re saying: The met department has said that the national capital recorded nearly 70 mm of rainfall in January this year, the highest in the month in the last 32 years.
- IMD has said that fairly widespread/widespread light/moderate rainfall accompanied with isolated thunderstorm/lightning/hailstorm is very likely over Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh Delhi, Uttar Pradesh.
- Meanwhile, a cold wave also prevailed in Uttar Pradesh Kanpur. People were seen comforting themselves around bonfires. The met department said that dense fog prevailed in isolated pockets over East Uttar Pradesh.
Several parts of Jammu and Kashmir also received fresh snowfall. Because of the prevailing weather conditions, at least 13 trains are running late and therefore arriving late in Delhi.