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Intense spell of rain, snow in northwest from Thursday night; rain in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh from March 1 to 3

Scattered to fairly widespread light/moderate rain accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds (30-40 kmph) is very likely over Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi

Intense spell of rain, snow in northwest from Thursday night; rain in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh from March 1 to 3

A Western Disturbance as a cyclonic circulation lies over northeast Iran neighbourhood to lower to upper tropospheric levels.



Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, February 28

The Western Himalayan Region (WHR) will see an “intense spell of rain/snow from the night of February 29,” the IMD said on Wednesday. 

There will be rain over plains of northwest from March 1 to 3 with peak intensity on March 1 and 2, the weather office said.

A Western Disturbance as a cyclonic circulation lies over northeast Iran neighbourhood to lower to upper tropospheric levels. High moisture feeding from Arabian Sea to northwest India is also likely during March 1 to 2.

It is very likely to affect WHR from February 29 and plains of northwest from March 1 to 3 with peak intensity on March 1 and 2.

Under its influence, fairly widespread to widespread light/moderate rain accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning are very likely over WHR from the night of February 29 to March 3, the weather office said.

Scattered to fairly widespread light/moderate rain accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds (30-40 kmph) is very likely over Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi and scattered light/moderate rain over Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and north Madhya Pradesh on March 1 and 2.

Isolated heavy rain/snow are also very likely over Jammu-Kashmir-Ladakh-Gilgit-Baltistan-Muzaffarabad and Himachal Pradesh on March 1 and isolated heavy to very heavy rain/snow on March 2.

Isolated heavy rain/snow is also very likely over Uttarakhand on March 1 and 2 and isolated heavy rain over Punjab on March 2. 

Hailstorm activity is also very likely at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab on March 1 and 2; over Rajasthan on March 1 and over Haryana and West Uttar Pradesh on March 2.

Strong surface winds (30-40 kmph) are likely over northwest India on March 1 and 2, according to the IMD.

 

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