After a sunny spell lasting a few days, a spell of rain again brought down the temperatures in Dehradun on Thursday evening. Heavy snowfall and rainfall is forecast in parts of the State today. The State meteorological centre has forecast that thunderstorms accompanied with lightning/hail are likely to occur at a few places in the districts on Friday. The meteorological centre has also issued a warning (watch) regarding the possibility of heavy snowfall likely to occur at isolated places situated at altitudes of 3,500 metres and above in Chamoli, Bageshwar and Pithoragarh districts today. Further, heavy rainfall is likely to occur at isolated places in Dehradun and Nainital districts while gusty winds (30-40 kmph) are likely to occur at isolated places in Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar districts today.
Thye provisional State capital Dehradun is forecast to experience generally cloudy skies with light to moderate rain/thundershowers likely to occur. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be about 24 degrees Celsius and 16 degrees Celsius respectively in Dehradun today.
The maximum and minimum temperatures recorded in various parts of the State on Thursday were 32.2 degrees Celsius and 15 degrees Celsius respectively in Dehradun, 32.4 degrees Celsius and 11.4 degrees Celsius in Pantnagar, 21.3 degrees Celsius and 7.3 degrees Celsius in Mukteshwar and 22.4 degrees Celsius and 9.7 degrees Celsius respectively in New Tehri.