Back-to-back Western disturbances have given widespread rain and snow over Western Himalayas between January 9 and 14. Many parts of Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Ladakh, Jammu Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh have witnessed moderate to heavy snowfall during last 24 hours. Kullu, Manali and Shimla also recorded first snowfall of the season. The induced cyclonic circulation over plains have given light rain over parts of Punjab Haryana Uttar Pradesh and isolated pockets of Delhi NCR.
Western disturbance is moving away and induced cyclonic circulation which is over Northern parts of Rajasthan will also fade away leading to clear whether conditions. With the passage of Western normal flow of northerly and Northwesterly icy cold winds resumes over northwest India. Many parts of Rajasthan as and Gujarat have already witnessed drop in temperatures. Cold wave conditions have commenced over past of Rajasthan. Now these cold winds will sweep across Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra leading to winter chill once again.
Minimum of Delhi may come down to 3 and 4 degrees. Minimums of West Rajasthan and Gujarat will start increasing from January 18 and remaining parts of Northwest India will witness rise in temperature from January 19. Reason for rise in temperatures will be the fresh Western disturbance which will approach Western Himalayas from January 19.