Delhi and its adjoining National Capital Region (NCR) woke up on Sunday to light rain and a minimum temperature of 10 degrees Celsius. The national capital will witness generally cloudy skies and light rain accompanied by gusty winds during the day, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
According to the meteorological department, the maximum temperature in Delhi is expected to settle at 19 degrees Celsius.
On Saturday, a thick blanket of fog enveloped the national capital in the morning, however, the weather was clear and sunny throughout the day. According to the IMD, the visibility recorded at Delhi’s main weather station at Safdarjung and Palam was 1,500 meters and 800 meters respectively at 8:30 am. Meanwhile, 17 trains running towards Delhi faced delays due to fog.
IMD predicts rain in other regions
Apart from the national capital, the IMD has forecast thunderstorms and lightning at some places in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal, Haryana, Chandigarh, West Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
“Thunderstorms and lightning accompanied by gusty winds with speed of 30 to 40 mph over Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh,” the IMD wrote in its bulletin.
Orange alert in Himachal due to snowfall
Meanwhile, the IMD has sounded orange for snowfall in Himachal Pradesh on February 4 and 5. According to the meteorological department, light to moderate snowfall is likely at most places and heavy snowfall at isolated places in the mid and upper hills of the state. He also warned of thunderstorms, lightning and hail in lower areas and predicted a wave of rain in the state until February 6.
“Hail at isolated places over Himachal and Rajasthan… Cold day conditions at isolated places over Himachal,” the IMD said.
Earlier, the state witnessed moderate to heavy snowfall in several parts on January 31 and February 1. According to officials, a total of 485 roads, including four national highways, in the state were closed for vehicular traffic, PTI reported.
(With contributions from agencies)