Winter 2019: Intense Cold Wave to Grip J&K, Uttarakhand, Parts of North India in Coming Days, Says IMD
Snowfall in Himachal Pradesh (Photo Credits: IANS)

New Delhi, December 10: Intense cold wave is expected to hit Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and parts of North India in the coming days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said. The mercury is set to dip very low in the hill states as a fresh spell of snow and rainfall is expected from Tuesday. Cold waves continued in the northern states with the minimum temperature continuing to hover several degrees below the season’s average. Tourists visiting these slow-clad states in the coming days are likely to enjoy the picturesque landscape.

According to a weather bulletin by IMD on Tuesday, a western disturbance is very likely to cause light rain/snow from December 10 night onwards over Western Himalayan Region. The maximum intensity of the weather would bring widespread rain/snow with isolated heavy falls over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during the next 2-3 days till December 13.  Winter 2019: Snow Covers Hills Overlooking Manali as Himachal Pradesh Witnesses Season's Lowest Temperature (See Pictures).

"A western disturbance as a cyclonic circulation in mid-tropospheric levels lies over eastern parts of Iran & adjoining Afghanistan.  Under its influence, there is likely high moisture feeding from Arabian Sea over Western Himalayan region on 12th & 13th December, 2019", the IMD said.

The IMD said that under the influence of induced cyclonic circulation, light to moderate scattered/fairly widespread rainfall very likely to occur over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi. Meanwhile, parts of  Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and north Madhya Pradesh will see light rains on December 12 and 13. Isolated heavy rainfall is also likely to occur over north Punjab and Haryana on the same days.