New Delhi: India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday forecast a wet spell over Western Himalayan region between December 22 and 29 and over plains of northwest India during December 26 and 29.
Besides, there would be abatement of cold wave conditions from northwest and central India over next three days.
While cold wave conditions prevailed in some parts of Odisha and in isolated pockets of Punjab, West Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Telangana, cold day conditions were experienced in isolated pockets over Madhya Pradesh, the IMD said in a release on Wednesday.
Under the influence of a Western Disturbance as a cyclonic circulation over north Pakistan & neighbourhood at lower tropospheric levels, isolated rainfall or snowfall is very likely over Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan & Muzaffarabad and Himachal Pradesh on Thursday.
Thereafter, two Western Disturbances in quick succession — the first from December 24 and second from December 26 — are very likely to influence northwest India.
Light/moderate isolated to scattered rainfall is also likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan during December 26 to 29 and over Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand during December 27 to 29.