The State Meteorological Centre has forecast rain and snow in many parts of the state for two days starting from January 5. The climate would, however, remain mainly dry in the state on Thursday, though the sky would be overcast for a part of the day. Besides, mist might occur in some parts of the plains in Uttarakhand on the day, the weather officers said in the forecast issued on Wednesday.
For Dehradun, the sky would remain mainly clear, though mist is likely to envelop some places during the morning hours on Thursday. The maximum and minimum temperatures for the city on Thursday are likely to settle at around 21 degree Celsius and 5 degree Celsius respectively.
Queried over the possibility of rain and snow lashing the state in the coming days, the director State Metrological Centre Bikram Singh said on Wednesday, “There is a possibility of light rainfall in some areas of the state in the next five days. In Dehradun city, the sky would remain clear on the day. There is a strong possibility of rain and snowfall in some parts of the state for at least two days from January 5,” he added.
Singh further said that the appropriate time of proper rain and snow in Uttarakhand is mid-January or at the start of February. “The climate is till now fine and normal,” he said. Asked whether the winter this year is a little harsher than the previous year, he answered in the negative and said things are perfectly normal till now. “I cannot say that the winter this year is harsher as compared to the last year,” he said. He said that some places in the state like Nanital and Mussoorie are likely to receive snowfall in the middle of this month or by the start of February.
The maximum and minimum temperature recorded in the various parts of the state on Wednesday was 21.0 degree Celsius to 8.2 degree Celsius in Dehradun, 22.5 degree Celsius to 3.0 degree Celsius in Pantnagar, 13.3 degree Celsius and 1.9 degree Celsius in Mukteshwar and 12.6 degree Celsius to 4.8 degree Celsius in New Tehri respectively. Read more posts…PNS/Dehradun