IMD predicts heavy rainfall over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh; shallow fog to engulf Delhi throughout the day

  • Due to western disturbance persisting as a cyclonic circulation over Afghanistan, its neighbourhood, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh to receive heavy rains, predicts IMD

  • In Delhi, shallow fog will engulf region throughout the day with minimum and maximum temperatures hovering around 15 degrees and 27 degrees Celsius respectively

  • In Mumbai, the sky will generally be clear with the minimum and maximum temperatures around 22 degrees Celsius and 34 degrees Celsius

New Delhi: Due to western disturbance persisting as a cyclonic circulation over Afghanistan and its neighbourhood, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh are likely to receive heavy rains on Friday, said India Meteorological Department (IMD).

 IMD predicts heavy rainfall over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh; shallow fog to engulf Delhi throughout the day

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"The Western Disturbance as a cyclonic circulation over Afghanistan and neighbourhood extending between 3.1 and 4.5 kilometres above mean sea level persists. The associated trough in mid and upper tropospheric westerlies with its axis at 5.8 kilometres above mean sea level roughly along longitude 62 degrees east to the north of latitude 20 degrees north also persists".

"Under its influence, fairly widespread to widespread rain/snow is likely over Jammu and Kashmir and scattered to fairly widespread rain/snow over Himachal Pradesh along with isolated heavy precipitation during the next 24 hours," predicted the weather forecast agency in its All India Weather Warning Bulletin today.

In Delhi, shallow fog will engulf the region throughout the day with the minimum and maximum temperatures hovering around 15 degrees Celsius and 27 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity in the area would be around 65 percent.

However, in Mumbai, the sky will generally be clear with the minimum and maximum temperatures around 22 degrees Celsius and 34 degrees Celsius. Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning is very likely at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, west Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal.

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Updated Date: Nov 15, 2019 11:51:00 IST