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It was the Western Disturbance that had brought in copious amounts of rainfall over not just Delhi-NCR but across northwest India.

Did you know that the Western Disturbance that brought in record rainfall over Delhi these last three days is unique in many ways? Persistent rainfall since Friday night broke a record or two for highest rainfall for January on Saturday.

Palam observatory had recorded 47.6 mm rainfall for the 24 hours ending at 8.30 a.m. on Saturday, which the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said, was the second highest for data between 1959 till 2022 for the month of January. As IMD had predicted beforehand, it was the Western Disturbance that had brought in copious amounts of rainfall over not just Delhi-NCR but across northwest India.

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A fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect Western Himalayan Region from Thursday. Pixabay

The India Meteorological Department has said that a fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect Western Himalayan Region from Thursday. As a result, no significant change in minimum temperatures is likely during the next 2-3 days over northwest India. However, it could gradually fall by 2-4 degrees Celsius over some parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi as well as west Rajasthan during the subsequent two days.

Isolated heavy rain, snowfall is also expected over Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Muzaffarabad on January 4 & 5, over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on January 5, and isolated heavy rainfall over northern parts of Punjab on January 4 and 5.

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