The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted thunderstorms in several parts of the country, including Punjab, which is gearing up to celebrate Holi on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the IMD has also predicted that several areas may also witness heavy to moderate snowfall and thunderstorms.
India Meteorological Department was quoted by news agency ANI as saying: “Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning, hail & gusty winds (speed reaching 30-40 kmph) are likely at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan on March 11 and 12.
Likewise, the IMD added that “Isolated to scattered rainfall is likely over Rajasthan and East Uttar Pradesh on March 11 and 12, while isolated heavy rainfall/snowfall is also likely over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand on March 12.
Meanwhile, light to moderate rain is likely at isolated places on Holi i.e. March 10. Earlier, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and other areas of North India witnessed heavy rain on March 6 and 7.
A roof collapsed due to heavy rainfall in Amritsar
During the recent rains in Punjab, a roof of a house collapsed in Mule Chak, Amritsar. Four members of a family were killed in the incident. This rain in North India took place because of a western disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir, the source stated.