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04 Feb 2019 | 11:37 PM UTC

India: Weather-related disruptions possible in north February 5-7

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Weather system to bring heavy snow, rain, and fog to northern India February 5-7; associated transportation disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/8/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Himachal Pradesh, India, Haryana, Uttarakhand state, Uttar Pradesh, Dehli, Chandigarh, Rajasthan


A storm system moving across Asia is forecast to bring heavy snow and rain to northern parts of India from Tuesday, February 5, to Thursday, February 7. The system is projected to bring up to 7 cm (2.75 in) of rain to Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and western Uttar Pradesh. Heavy snowfall is also expected in Jammu and Kashmir. The India Meteorological Department issued red weather "take action" warnings, the highest of their ranked warnings, for Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh for Wednesday, February 6, and Thursday, February 7. Dense fog is also possible in the coming days, particularly in northwest India, including Rajasthan and Punjab. Transportation disruptions are possible throughout the region.


Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions, and allow additional travel time.


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