Rain, moderate fog next week likely

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Rain, moderate fog next week likely

Sunday, 15 December 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Delhi-NCR will witness moderate fog in the upcoming week, according to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). It said on Saturday that the maximum temperature will fluctuate between 18  and 20 degrees Celsius while minimum temperature will remain at 8 degrees Celsius. 

On Saturday, cold wave intensified with the minimum temperature likely to fall by two to three degrees Celsius over the northern plains.

According to Skymet weather, isolated rain might occur over the northern districts of Punjab, Haryana and West Uttar Pradesh.

Moderate to dense fog was also likely over Delhi, parts of Punjab, Haryana, North Rajasthan and West Uttar Pradesh.

The Western Disturbance has moved away and northerly winds are blowing over the northern plains. But the remnants of Western Disturbance will continue to give light rain and snow with one or two moderate spells over Western Himalayas.

The pollution level in the national capital will however, remain in the unhealthy category and isolated pockets might even witness pollution in very poor level, according to Skymet Weather forecast.In the current winter season, rain and snow began in the hills of north India in the month of November itself, and that too in excess. By the end of the month, Kashmir was a surplus by 379 per cent, Himachal Pradesh by 143 percent and Uttarakhand by 239 per cent.

As of Thursday morning, Dharamsala recorded 66 mm of rains, Qazi Gund 62 mm, Manali 49 mm, Srinagar 25 mm, Una 23 mm, Dehradun 20 mm, Shimla 13 mm and Mandi 12 mm.

Rain and snow have dropped the maximums below 5 degrees, wherein Manali saw maximum at 4.2 degrees which is 11 degrees below normal, with Shimla recording 5.9 degrees Celsius which is 9 degrees below normal.

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