The morning of January 5, in Delhi turned out to be quite a cold and damp affair as the national capital witnessed some mild winter showers. The rain that appeared at the importunate morning rush hour forced out the umbrellas, made bodies shiver, and hastened the steps on the roads. It also brought out our cameras. Things are predicted to continue in a similar wet vein in Delhi and adjoining areas till the weekend. IMD predicts this wet episode to last till January 9, 2021. According to IMD updates, the minimum temperature will rise, but the day temperature will fall. On the good side, the rain is expected to cause the air quality to improve aided by strong easterly winds.
In a statement, IMD said, “High winds and intermittent rains are likely during January 5 to January 8 that is expected to improve AQI significantly to 'lower end of very poor' through strong dispersion and wet deposition.”
The IMD also said that two consecutive western disturbances, from January 3-5 and January 6-9, would affect North-West India and adjoining Central India during the next seven days.
As per reports by Skymet.com, there are 90% chances of heavy rainfall on January, 8, i.e. Saturday in Delhi, while January 6-7 might witness mild precipitation.
According to IMD reports, apart from Delhi, other northern states like Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh among others might also receive isolated rains in the coming five days.
Moving further north, MeT reports have also predicted isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall in Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh today. Isolated heavy rainfall or snowfall might also happen in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
However, as per IMD, no Cold Wave Conditions are likely to occur over Northwest India during the next five-seven days.