India Weather Forecast Latest (Jan 26): Cold winds blow over Delhi, fresh snowfall in Bharmour
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India's Weather forecast for January 26

Cold weather conditions continued as Kufri, Bharmour, Keylong, and Kalpa in Himachal Pradesh received fresh snowfall on Sunday, with the IMD predicting a fresh spell of chill in parts of north and central India in the coming days. A thick blanket of fog-shrouded Delhi, lowering visibility to 100 meters and affecting traffic movement. Dense fog reduced visibility to 200 meters at Safdarjung and 100 meters at Palam. The national capital’s minimum temperature rose to 8.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal, due to easterly winds and a cloud cover over the city, an IMD official said.

With the movement of the western disturbance further northeastwards from Jammu and Kashmir, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said dry northwesterly winds are likely to pick up from the afternoon of January 25 and persist during the subsequent 3-4 days over plains of north and adjoining parts of central and western India. Under its influence, the current spell of dense to very dense fog in some pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, north Rajasthan is likely to persist over these areas till January 26 and decrease thereafter, it said. There was fresh snowfall in Kufri, Bharmour, Keylong, and Kalpa of Himachal Pradesh, while some other parts of the state saw light to moderate rainfall, the meteorological department said.

Keylong received 15 cm snowfall in a 24-hour period, followed by Kalpa with 4.6 cm and Kufri with 2 cm, Shimla MeT center director Manmohan Singh said. Apart from that, Kangra witnessed 25.4 mm rainfall, Chamba 20 mm, Palampur 17 mm, Dharamshala 14.8 mm, Manali 10 mm, Una 3.2 mm, and Shimla 1.7 mm, he said.

India Weather Forecast Latest (Jan 26): Cold winds blow over Delhi, fresh snowfall in Bharmour
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Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 12 degrees Celsius over ten degrees down from the previous night’s minus 1.3 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh is likely to witness a further dip in minimum temperature in the next three days due to winds blowing from northern areas, IMD officials said.

“The mercury is likely to dip from Monday and the minimum temperature might go down by three to five degrees Celsius. The cold spell is expected to last for three days beginning Monday,” PK Saha, senior meteorologist at the IMD’s Bhopal office, said. The state has so far witnessed four short wet spells during this winter season – one last month and three this month. Cold conditions and dry weather prevailed in Uttar Pradesh with dense fog in some parts of the state in the last 24 hours, the meteorological department said. The lowest minimum temperature in the state was 4.4 degrees Celsius recorded at the Church observatory in Sonbhadra district.

According to Weather.com, on January 26, isolated rain is possible over Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Dry weather is likely over the rest of India. Dense to very dense fog is expected over isolated pockets of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar. Meanwhile, dense fog is expected over isolated pockets of plains of Uttarakhand, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura. Cold day conditions are likely over isolated pockets of Uttar Pradesh. Cold wave to severe cold wave conditions is likely over isolated pockets of north Rajasthan. Cold wave conditions are possible over isolated pockets of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat.

India Weather Forecast Latest (Jan 26): Cold winds blow over Delhi, fresh snowfall in Bharmour
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5-Day Nationwide Weather Forecast

Arunachal Pradesh is likely to start the week on a wet note as isolated snow or rain is expected on Monday. Dry weather is expected over other areas of India for the next 2-3 days. As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), with the movement of the western disturbance further northeastwards from Jammu and Kashmir, dry northwesterly winds are very likely to pick up from today and persist during subsequent 3-4 days over plains of north and adjoining parts of central and western India.

Under its influence, the current spell of dense to very dense fog in isolated or some pockets of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, north Rajasthan is likely to persist till January 26. It is expected to decrease in spatial distribution and intensity thereafter. Cold day to severe cold day conditions is expected to prevail over isolated or some pockets of Uttar Pradesh during next the 2 days, while cold day conditions are possible over isolated areas of Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh during the next 24 hours.

Moreover, cold wave to severe cold wave conditions are very likely in isolated pockets over north Rajasthan, while cold wave conditions are expected over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh during January 25-27. In addition, cold wave conditions will prevail over west Uttar Pradesh and West Madhya Pradesh during January 26-27.

Maximum temperatures are -2°C to -4°C below average over north India, north-central India, northeast India, and northwest India in this period. Maximum temperatures are near normal or slightly higher than other areas in this period. Minimum temperatures are lower below average over north India, central India, and northwest India in this period. Minimum temperatures are higher over east India in this period. Minimum temperatures are slightly higher over south India, southwest India, and northeast India for the next few days.

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India Weather Forecast Latest (Jan 26): Cold winds blow over Delhi, fresh snowfall in Bharmour
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India Weather Forecast Latest (Jan 26): Cold winds blow over Delhi, fresh snowfall in Bharmour
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