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The active western disturbance reached near Jammu and Kashmir yesterday evening i.e. on January 21 evening, due to which there has been a light thunderstorm in some places in Jammu and Kashmir during the last 24 hours. The widespread impact of this seasonal system will be seen today and tomorrow i.e. January 22 and 23 in the hilly states and plains of North India.

Due to the current two active seasonal systems, the skies of Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, and western Uttar Pradesh and northern Rajasthan are also partly cloudy. Clouds will remain in these parts on 23 January in a similar manner. But the weather is likely to remain dry in most places in the plains of northwest India. The rain-prone areas are only in Punjab and Haryana, especially in the lowland areas of Haryana and Punjab.

While there is a possibility of rain in Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Jalandhar, Pathankot, and adjoining areas in Punjab, there may be rain in Ambala, Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, Panchkula, Chandigarh, and adjoining areas in Haryana.

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In western Uttar Pradesh, there is a possibility of rain in low-lying areas like Saharanpur, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Bareilly, Shahjahanpur. The weather in Rajasthan, along with the rest of Northwest India, will be mainly clear and dry. However, partly cloudy weather will prevail during this period.

There will be heavy snowfall on the mountains of the north The most widespread change will be seen over the mountains of North India where heavy rain and snowfall is likely. During the next 48 hours, on January 22 and 23, widespread rains and snowfall could occur at many places in Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Muzaffarabad as well as Ladakh, Himachal, and Uttarakhand. Avalanches and landslides can occur at many places in the mountainous regions of North India due to rain and snowfall. The roads may be closed due to the large snow gathering on the main routes.

Meanwhile, northwesterly cold and dry winds are affecting northwest plains and Indo-Gangetic plains, due to which day and night temperatures have dropped over these regions. Many parts of the plains of the country are under the ambit of cold wave conditions. As of today, Hisar in Haryana is the coldest city in the plains of India, with its morning temperature settling at 4.2˚C.

Here's the list of 10 coldest places in India on Jan 23:

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5-Day Nationwide Weather Forecast

Parts of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh are expected to brace of chilly weather conditions as fresh snowfall is on the cards. This is mainly due to the presence of a western disturbance over central Asia. The system is expected to reach the Western Himalayan region by Friday. The activity will begin with snowfall over Ladakh on Friday afternoon and spread into Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh on Saturday.

Under its influence, on Sunday, parts of north Punjab and north Haryana are likely to receive rain. The best falls from Friday to Sunday are expected across Jammu & Kashmir with 50 -80 mm of accumulated precipitation peak on Saturday.

Cold day or severe cold day conditions may prevail in isolated pockets of west Rajasthan during the next 24 hours and over Bihar during the next 3 days.

A cyclonic circulation to the southeast of Sri Lanka brings rain mainly to Sri Lanka and the surrounding waters. The southern tip of India can also be affected until Friday. Another cyclonic circulation is located over Bangladesh and brings scattered snow/rain across Arunachal Pradesh and the adjoining areas. The activity is likely to continue until Thursday.

New Delhi weather for the next five days, according to Climate Data

Date Weather Max Temp. Min Temp. Rain risk Wind speed Rainfall Humidity
Jan 23 Few clouds

23 °C

74 °F

13 °C

55 °F

0 % 15 km/h 0mm 39%
Jan 24 Clear sky

22 °C

73 °F

14 °C

57 °F

0 % 8 km/h 0mm 40%
Jan 25 Clear sky

22 °C

72 °F

13 °C

56 °F

0 % 11 km/h 0mm 33%
Jan 26 Clear sky

22 °C

73 °F

13 °C

55 °F

0 % 7 km/h 0mm 28%
Jan 27 Clear sky

23 °C

73 °F

13 °C

56 °F

0 % 4 km/h 0mm 34%
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January - February general Travel forecast

India, with its vast territory, is endowed with a great diversity of climates. Sun and fine weather characterize the beautiful climate throughout January in southern India, while in the north, the winter is rough - with temperatures below zero in the mountains with eternally snow-capped peaks.

SOUTHERN INDIA IN JANUARY - FEBRUARY

Whether it's on the west coast, on the southern tip of this vast country or on the eastern seashore, the climatic conditions are magnificent. Rains are rare and the sun is always present. The weather in India throughout January is ideal, thanks to the comfortable warmth.

CENTRAL INDIA IN JANUARY - FEBRUARY

In the center of India, mornings are cool with temperatures around 10° C. Over the hours, when the sun is high enough, the heat becomes comfortable and one can enjoy the beautiful bright days to discover the wonders of the country. Rains are, in fact, rare in this country.

NORTHERN INDIA IN JANUARY - FEBRUARY

If one wants to venture into the north of the country, be prepared to face the cold. The atmosphere is refreshing and temperatures can drop to below 10° C, especially in the morning. Those who want to climb the snowy massifs must prepare for extreme climatic conditions.

Weekend weather forecast for some major cities in India

Saturday Sunday
Bhangala 13-19° C (Rain) 8-18° C (mainly sunny)
Dehli 11-17° C (Sunny) 9-19° C (mainly sunny)
Mumbai 23-27° C (Sunny) 22-26° C (sunny)

For more forecast of India weather every day, weekend weather and five-day weather forecast, please click here!

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