From February 19 to 22, the new wave of this disturbance is going to affect many parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh.
Delhi fog, weather: 22 trains were running late due to low visibility in the Northern Railway region.
Spells of rain and thundershowers with gusty winds are expected in many parts of Delhi, Faridabad, Gurugram, Jhajjar, Sonipat, Noida, Baghpat and Ghaziabad.
The Shimla-Kufri highway was blocked due to snow while three inches of snow shut down the Mashobra-Bekhalti road. The main roads to Theog, Narkanda, Chopal and Khadapathar also remained blocked due to snow.
Weather Forecast and Temperature Today Live Update: "The minimum temperature recorded at 8.30 am at 11.6 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal," a MeT official told news agency PTI. The humidity level was recorded at 95 per cent and traces of rainfall were recorded overnight.
By the weekend, the minimum temperature may fall to 5 or 6 degrees Celsius in the city with predictions of dense fog and thunderstorms.
In a weather summary titled the 'Statement on Climate of India during 2019', IMD stated rains and floods alone took lives of 849 people, with Bihar being the worst affected Indian state.
The IMD said most pockets of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, north Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh would experience severe cold today. While Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha West Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim, isolates parts of East Madhya Pradesh,would see cold to severe cold conditions.
In 1997, Delhi recorded a long cold day spell, with temperatures remaining 4.5 degrees below normal for 16 days. Delhi has seen 10 such days so far, officials at IMD said. ‘Severely cold days’ are recorded when the temperature is 6 degrees below normal.
Weather forecast Today Live Updates: Dense fog is very likely in isolated pockets over Uttar Pradesh, north Madhya Pradesh, north Chhattisgarh, Bihar, south Assam & Meghalaya and Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura in the morning during the next 24 hours.
The villages of Nagaur including Chhapri, Maulasar and Keechak were hit by a heavy hailstorm which resulted in roofs and streets being completely covered in ice, giving it an impression of a hill station.
Director of area cyclone-warning Centre, Regional Meteorological Centre, N Puviarasan told PTI that the presence of upper air circulation caused heavy to very heavy rains.
A 24-hour precipitation accumulation of 100mm is also possible over Tamil Nadu on Sunday. The bulletin also states that the threat of heavy rain will likely subside by Tuesday.
Weather Forecast today: At present, Delhi's air is at 108 on the Air Quality Index (AQI), which falls in the 'moderate' category.
Weather forecast Today: The Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi has been recorded at 86, putting air in the ‘satisfactory’ category Friday. AQI was at 106 on Thursday.
Weather forecast Today: A fresh western disturbance is approaching the extreme northern regions this week, including Jammu and Kashmir, and Punjab region, which is likely to bring down the temperatures.
Weather forecast HIGHLIGHTS: In Delhi, the air quality is again expected to dip to the 'severe' category, with calm wind and lower temperatures ineffective in the dispersal of pollutants.
Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: Overall Delhi AQI at 269, which falls in 'poor' category; parts of the city see 'very poor' air quality, including Chandni Chowk and Noida.
"Last year, we had snowfall in the plains on November 3. But the snow was concentrated in north and central Kashmir," said Mukhtar Ahmad.
The IMD also issued a “weather warning” saying thunderstorm and lightning accompanied by gusty winds up to 30 to 40 kms per hour is very likely at isolated places in Kutch on Friday.