After a dry spell for two days, hail is likely to lash several places across the state on Saturday. The State Meteorological Centre has issued a yellow-coded warning of hail on Friday and said that some places of Dehradun, Pauri and Nainital might experience the hail during the next 24 hours. Light Snow, thunderstorm and rain are also to likely occur in most places of the state on Saturday.
Director of the State Met Centre Bikram Singh said, “After two days of dry spell, there is a prediction of wet weather for Saturday. The spell is likely to continue till the end of this week. As per the present reading of the climatic condition, wet spell is likely to drag till March 15.”
He further said, “The quantum of rainfall and snowfall received so far this year is good. Last such activity was recorded in 2013. The precipitation is on the higher side and we have received a good rainfall of 200 mm from various areas. Last year, 109 mm rainfall was recorded.”
In Dehradun, the climate is going to be generally cloudy on Saturday. Light rain and thunderstorm are likely to occur at some places. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 28 degree Celsius and 8 degree Celsius respectively on the day.
The maximum and minimum temperatures recorded at various towns of the state on Friday were 23.2 degree Celsius and 5.8 degree Celsius in Dehradun, 23.0 degree Celsius and 5.0 degree Celsius in Pantnagar, 10.8 degree Celsius and -1.0 degree Celsius in Mukteshwar, 13.7 degree Celsius and -0.7 degree Celsius in New Tehri respectively.
Saturday, 02 March 2019 | PNS | Dehradun