The southwest monsoon covers most of the country and brings 70 per cent of India's annual rainfall. A forecast from the IMD, therefore, is important for governments, businesses and the general public due to its importance for the Indian economy.
While the capital recorded a minimum temperature of 5.2 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, the minimum in the hill town was 9.4 degrees Celsius the same day. Shimla received snowfall last week, and its minimum temperature was four degrees above normal.
The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted thunderstorms in several parts of north-west India and heavy rain or snowfall in isolated areas over Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
Ludhiana, Jan 11 (ANI): The hosiery industry in Punjab has seen a dip in business with the region experiencing moderate winter this year. India has remained warmer this season as compared to the previous season during winter months. Hosiery items include stockings, sweaters, jackets, gloves and caps among other winter garments. The losses suffered by the industry have also affected the employees. According to businessmen, the sector has witnessed around 50 percent loss this season. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted slight rainfall over the next week.