New Delhi: The weather in the country has changed once again. Rains in some states of North India during the last 24 hours have added to the cold. Along with this, it is snowing in the hilly states. Many districts of Uttar Pradesh including Lucknow, Jaunpur, Azamgarh, Sultanpur received rain on Thursday. Due to which the cold has increased and fog is also falling. According to the Meteorological Department, a new period of rain will begin in southern peninsular India from today. Heavy rain is likely in Kerala and Mahe today and tomorrow. Heavy rain may occur at isolated places in Tamil Nadu on Saturday.
There will be rain in the states.
Light to moderate rain at isolated places over Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland during the next 48 hours. Besides, rain is likely over UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Coastal Andhra Pradesh.
Delhi NCR gets colder.
Delhi felt chilly and foggy on Friday morning. According to the Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature is expected to be 26 degrees Celsius. The entire NCR, including Delhi and Noida, is covered by fog in the morning and evening. Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan are also experiencing cold weather. At the same time, AQI in most areas of Delhi is in the ‘very poor’ category.
Extreme cold in Kashmir
Due to growing cold in the Valley, the minimum temperature has dropped below the freezing point across Kashmir. Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 2 degrees Celsius, while last night it was minus 1.4 degrees Celsius. Pahalgam recorded a temperature of minus 5.1 degrees Celsius.
Flood-like situation due to rain in Chennai
After torrential rains caused by Cyclone Magzoom, parts of Chennai and the suburbs of adjoining districts were inundated on Thursday, disrupting life in and around the metropolis. Cyclone ‘Magjum’ crossed the Andhra Pradesh coast on Tuesday and Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chingalpet were affected. Parts of Velachery and West Timbaram were also inundated on Thursday, while food packets were air-dropped in Pali Karnai area.
Life in Jharkhand disrupted due to rain
Normal life is disrupted in Jharkhand due to intermittent rains. Intermittent light to moderate rain since Tuesday evening has reduced the day temperature in the state. Abhishek Anand, in-charge of the Meteorological Center in Ranchi, said that the impact of the storm will diminish after Friday. He said that the intensity of rain will decrease from evening.
Weather of West Bengal
Life was affected in Kolkata and the southern districts of West Bengal on Thursday morning due to cold air along with intermittent rain. The Meteorological Department has forecast mostly cloudy skies and light to moderate rain over eastern India till Friday morning. Cyclone ‘Magjum’ has weakened into a low pressure area over Chhattisgarh, which has led to such changes in weather over eastern India, the Meteorological Department said.
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