New Delhi: As the cold snap continues in most places, a western disturbance is expected to hit the eastern states from Tuesday and cause rainfall over the next few days, according to forecasts from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
The Met Department had previously issued yellow and orange alerts for the states of Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Bihar from January 11 to 13. On Monday, the Met department updated the projections for the eastern states and neighboring regions on Twitter.
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“Scattered to fairly widespread light / moderate precipitation most likely over Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Sikkim and Odisha from January 10 to 14. Isolated heavy rains are very likely over Odisha on January 11 and 13,” a- he tweeted.
From January 10 to 14, scattered to fairly widespread light / moderate rains are very likely over Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim and Odisha.
Heavy isolated rains very likely over Odisha on January 11 and 13.
– Meteorological Department of India (@Indiametdept) January 10, 2022
IMD also predicted isolated thunderstorms with lightning / hail for Jharkhand, Bihar and Gangetic West Bengal on January 11, sub-Himalayan West Bengal (as well as Sikkim and Telangana) on January 12 and Odisha on January 11 and 12.
The meteorological department said on Monday that dense fog and cold snap conditions would be seen over parts of northwest India over the next four to five days.
While the northwest region will experience dense to very dense fog and cold snap conditions most likely in isolated pockets over Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh from January 12 to 15 and over the north of Rajasthan from January 11-13, 2022, IMD predicted.
While Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat will also experience cold days in isolated pockets over the next two days.
The nation’s capital experienced the highest precipitation in 27 years in January. The minimum temperature is expected to drop to around 4 ° C, at least in a few areas of Delhi by the end of the week, according to Skymet Weather Services. As a result, cold snap conditions can make a comeback, albeit mild and shallow.
According to the company, the next active western disruption won’t happen until Jan. 18. Heavy clouds and rain are likely thereafter.
The Western Disturbance has been defined as an extratropical storm originating in the Mediterranean region which brings sudden rains to the northwestern parts of the Indian subcontinent. A precipitation pattern unrelated to the monsoon, this disturbance is caused by westerly winds, according to the Met Department.