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Punjab Rains | IMD issues yellow alert in 11 districts of Punjab ; Check details

The Meteorological Department forecasts that the Monsoon Express will likely reach Delhi, Punjab, and Haryana by June 29-30

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- June 27th 2024 02:35 PM
Punjab Rains | IMD issues yellow alert in 11 districts of Punjab ; Check details

Punjab Rains | IMD issues yellow alert in 11 districts of Punjab ; Check details

Punjab Rains | Punjab witnessed a significant shift in its weather dynamics. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert in 11 districts of Punjab, indicating the monsoon arrival. 

The weather forecasts issued a heavy rain alert, signalling a notable shift in the state's weather dynamics and the Meteorological Department forecasts that the Monsoon Express will likely reach Delhi, Punjab, and Haryana by June 29-30.


Yellow Alert issued in Punjab 

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert for heavy rainfall, hailstones, thunderstorms and windy waves in 11 districts of Punjab - Mansa, Sangrur, Barnala, Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib, SAS Nagar, Bathinda, Muktsar Sahib, Faridkot, Ludhiana and Chandigarh. 


Rain lashes several parts of Punjab 

The weather in Punjab is experiencing a significant shift since morning with gusty weather following heavy rainfall and a hailstorm. 

According to the weather forecast, similar weather conditions are expected to persist in Chandigarh, Punjab, and Haryana for several days. 

Meanwhile residents welcomed the rain and said that it would give some relief to the farmers and also reduce pollution in the city. Residents of the tricity witnessed cloudy skies, thunderstorms, rainfall, and brisk winds. 

According to the Meteorological Department, rainfall recorded from yesterday until this morning includes 5 mm in Chandigarh, 9.6 mm in Ludhiana, 3.3 mm in Patiala, 0.8 mm in Pathankot, 7.9 mm in Gurdaspur, 4 mm in Barnala, and 3 mm in Rupnagar.

Additionally, an advisory has been issued regarding rain in Himachal Pradesh. Higher mountainous areas may witness snowfall, while plains and lower regions are likely to experience rainfall. Both tourists and locals are advised to avoid high-altitude areas, landslide-prone regions, and places near rivers and streams.

A yellow alert for rain has been issued in nine districts of Himachal. 

- With inputs from agencies

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