File photograph: Dense fog in Chandigarh

(Pritam Thakur/TOI, BCCL, Chandigarh)

Saturday, February 13: Rain and snowfall actions are more likely to happen over elements of North India throughout subsequent 48 hours, whereas dense fog is more likely to happen over adjoining plains throughout subsequent 3-4 days. Within the wake of the latter, a number of alerts have been issued throughout North West India.

In line with the India Meteorological Division (IMD), a contemporary however weak Western Disturbance to provide remoted rain and/or snowfall circumstances over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgistan, Baltistan, Muzaffarabad and Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, February 13 is prepared; and throughout Uttarakhand from Sunday to Tuesday, 14-16 February.

Inside Uttarakhand, the IMD’s Regional Meteorological Heart at Dehradun has predicted very gentle to very gentle rain/snowfall at remoted locations, particularly within the larger reaches of Uttarkashi, Chamoli and Pithoragarh districts.

Additional, the IMD has predicted dense to very dense fog over most areas of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi within the morning hours of February 14-16; and at totally different locations in elements of Uttar Pradesh on the morning of February 14 and 15. The fog depth is anticipated to lower from Wednesday, February 17.

In the meantime, dense fog could be very more likely to happen over remoted elements of Uttarakhand and Gangetic West Bengal within the morning hours on Sunday and Monday, February 14-15.

Accordingly, the IMD’s Regional Meteorological Heart in New Delhi has issued a pink warning for Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi on Saturday as fog is more likely to cut back visibility and improve the chance of highway accidents at most locations in these states and areas. The pink alert instructs residents to ‘take motion’ and defend themselves from excessive climate.

On the identical day, Uttar Pradesh has been positioned underneath orange alert (‘be ready’), whereas a yellow watch (‘Conscious’) has been issued in Uttarakhand.

As per the observations of IMD, dense to very dense fog has been recorded over most elements of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi; in elements of western Uttar Pradesh; And in several areas of jap Uttar Pradesh at round 8:30 am on Saturday. Ludhiana, Patiala, Chandigarh, Karnal, Bhiwani, Ayanagar, Ridge, Aligarh, Hardoi and Bareilly all recorded 25-25 meters visibility, whereas Amritsar, Ambala, Hisar, Rohtak, Safdarjung, Meerut, Bahraich and Gorakhpur recorded 50-50 metres. Meter visibility recorded. ,

Until Sunday, February 14, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi will stay on an orange alert, whereas Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand could have a yellow watch. Subsequently, residents of this space ought to take correct precautions, particularly when going out within the early morning or night – whether or not it’s for Valentine’s celebrations or another objective.

Yellow clock over the above Northwest states will proceed on subsequent Monday and Tuesday additionally.

In the meantime, so far as rain and snowfall in North India is anxious, the Western Himalayan area has recorded ‘deficit’ figures since early 2021.

Between January 1 and February 12, Jammu and Kashmir has recorded 96.8 mm (29% beneath regular for the interval), Ladakh 4.6 mm (74% much less), Himachal Pradesh 52.2 mm (54% beneath regular). ) and Uttarakhand has recorded 38.5 mm of rainfall. mm (38% of regular).

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