New Delhi: North India is facing severe winter these days, due to which people are imprisoned in their homes. On Wednesday, the national capital Delhi and its adjoining areas witnessed cloud cover throughout the day, while some parts recorded drizzle.
Due to the drizzle, the temperature has dropped, due to which the outbreak of winter has increased. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an alert of snowfall and rain in some areas.
IMD has issued a warning of heavy rain in four states of the country till January 13. These states are Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha. Along with this, cold, fog and rain are expected in most parts of Delhi-NCR, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan.
The IMD has issued yellow and orange alerts forecasting rain in many states in the coming days. An update has also been issued on the rain situation in Delhi. IMD Senior Scientist RK Jenamani said that from January 13, a Western Disturbance is likely to occur in the eastern region of the country.
This Western Disturbance will move over the central and eastern parts of the country and cause heavy rains. Orange alert has been issued for Odisha for the night of 12 January.
The IMD’s ‘Orange Alert’ has warned of ‘extremely bad weather’, with the possibility of disruptions such as road and rail closures and power supply interruptions. Similarly, a yellow alert has been issued for Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal till January 13.
At the same time, it is estimated that there will be a significant reduction in rainfall in the city and there will be no rain till January 17, as there is no further western disturbance.
first published:Jan. 12, 2022, 6:05 p.m.