Light/moderate rainfall/snowfall over the Western Himalayan region and scattered to widespread light/moderate rainfall over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, north Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh is likely between January 21 to 23, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted.
Around the same time, minimum temperatures are likely to rise by 2-4 degrees Celsius over northwest India during the next 3-4 days.
A fresh active Western Disturbance is likely to affect northwest India from January 21 onwards while an induced cyclonic circulation is very likely to form over southwest Rajasthan on January 22, IMD said.
Scattered to widespread light / moderate rainfall/snowfall is very likely over Western Himalayan Region during January 21 to 23, isolated heavy rainfall/snowfall is very likely over Himachal Pradesh on January 22 while scattered to widespread light/moderate rainfall is very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, north Rajasthan and isolated to scattered rainfall over Madhya Pradesh likely during January 21 to 23 with maximum intensity on January 22.
Scattered to fairly widespread light/moderate rainfall is expected over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura from January 20 to 22, the IMD said.
Dense to very dense fog in night/morning hours is very likely in isolated pockets over Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, north Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal during the next two days.
Cold Day to Severe Cold Day conditions in some parts are very likely over Uttar Pradesh and Bihar during next three days, Cold Day conditions in some parts over north Madhya Pradesh are likely during next two days and over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, and north Rajasthan during next 24 hours and abate thereafter, the IMD bulletin added.