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Heavy rain or snow likely in Himachal Pradesh in next 24 hours

Pune, Jan 8 (UNI) Heavy rain or snow is very likely to occur at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during next 24 hours.
Thunderstorm, accompanied with hail and lightning, is very likely at isolated quarters over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh, east Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh during the period.
Thunderstorm, accompanied with lightning, is likely at isolated locations over Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Bihar during the period.
Dense fog is very likely at isolated stretches over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh and north Rajasthan during the period.
Rain or thundershowers had occurred at most divisions in Uttarakhand, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh during past 24 hours.
They had also occurred at many zones in west Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Jammu & Kashmir as well at a few nooks in east Uttar Pradesh and east Madhya Pradesh during the period.
Isolated niches in Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Rajasthan, west Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala also received the showers during the period.
The Northeast Monsoon was weaker over coastal Karnataka during the period.
Dry weather prevailed over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Konkan, Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Telangana and Karnataka during the period.
Cold to severe cold wave swept through isolated pockets of West Bengal, Sikkim, Punjab and west Rajasthan during the period.
Dense fog occurred in isolated locations over Bihar, east Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Wednesday morning.
While, moderate fog prevailed in isolated segments over west Assam, Manipur, rest of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab and north Rajasthan during the period.
Visibility dipped to low of 50 metres each at Purnea and Mukteshwar, while it was 200 mtr each at Kalpa, Ludhiana, Ganganagar, Karnal, Bhiwani, Pantnagar, Hardoi, Fursatganj, Fatehgarh and Varanasi this morning at 0830 hours.
Night temperatures were below normal in some corners of Odisha and Himachal Pradesh as well in remaining sites of Gangetic West Bengal.
While, they were markedly above normal in east Rajasthan, Madhya Maharashtra, some parts of west Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, west Madhya Pradesh and Telangana.
They were appreciably above par in Marathwada, some areas of Assam, Meghalaya, east Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, east Madhya Pradesh, Konkan, Goa, Vidarbha, Rayalaseema, Tamil Nadu, interior Karnataka and Kerala as well in remaining locales of west Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab, west Rajasthan and west Madhya Pradesh.
They were above norm in coastal Karnataka, some tracts of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Bihar, Jammu & Kashmir, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and coastal Andhra Pradesh as well in remaining spots of Himachal Pradesh, east Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Rayalaseema, Tamil Nadu, interior Karnataka and Kerala. They were normal over the rest of the country.
The lowest minimum temperature of 7.0 degree Celsius was recorded at Krishnanagar (Gangetic West Bengal).
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Siddhivinayak gets 35 kg gold by anonymous donor

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20 Jan 2020 | 10:22 PM

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Separate water body to be set up for Nanded: Minister

20 Jan 2020 | 10:15 PM

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Guj: Leopard locked inside house caged by forest department team

20 Jan 2020 | 9:42 PM

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