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Heavy snowfall likely in Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh this week
IMD issued red-category warning for agencies and asked people to take precautions.
INDIA Updated: Feb 04, 2019 23:42 IST
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A man walks snow covered Srinagar-Jammu National Highway during fresh snowfall in Qazigund, south Kashmir on January 31.(ANI Photo)
Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are likely to receive “heavy to very heavy snowfall” later this week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday, issuing a red-category warning for civic agencies and people in affected areas to be cautious.
The warning is due to a new “intense western disturbance” approaching the region, the IMD said, referring to winds from over the Arabian Sea region that bring in moisture and cause rain and snow.
While snowfall in the upper Himalayan region in February and March is not uncommon, the influence of the western disturbances is unusually prolonged this time due to another factor: the Siberian High weather pattern — a collection of cold, dry air that accumulates around northeastern Siberia in the winter months.
“The arctic air outflow is dominating towards the south causing freezing temperatures in North America and parts of Europe. Further, mid-level westerlies are weakening, which causes an increased outflow from the Siberian High. This cold air is pushing towards tropical Asia including north India,” said Charan Singh, scientist at IMD, explaining why the winter chill has lasted longer this year.
Uttarakhand has received the highest snowfall in five years this January, while Jammu and Kashmir region has received 47% excess rainfall.
IMD scientists said these figures will change vastly by the end of February if there are more western disturbances.
Till January 31 this year, there have been eight western disturbances (WDs) influencing snowfall and rainfall pattern and temperature in north India.
This week’s will western disturbance will make it a total of nine, as against the normal of 5-6 each year.
“The mid-latitude westerlies are weaker than normal for more than a month now across the globe due to weakening of polar vortex. This causes westerly waves to form which leads to formation of WDs. These WDs are also affecting northern India and bringing colder air from the north,” said DS Pai, head of climate research at Pune.
Krishna Achuta Rao, climate scientist from IIT Delhi, described the number of WDs as “quite high” but said the link between polar vortex and WDs need to be understood better.
As a result of the snow in the four states, all of north-western India will experience the chill. Hailstorm and rain is expected in Delhi and NCR during February 5 and 7.
The effects will stretch to Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and as far as north Madhya Pradesh, north Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.
The national capital has seen the longest cold spell in at least 13 years, and, according to the World Meteorological Organization, this has been in keeping with a global weather anomaly.
The month of January, the WMO said, has been a period of extremes, with unusually cold temperatures in the northern hemisphere and warm temperatures in the southern.
First Published: Feb 04, 2019 23:42 IST




Himalayan glaciers in warming danger, will affect flow of rivers like Ganga: Study
 

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Himalayan glaciers in warming danger, will affect flow of rivers like Ganga: Study
The Hindu-Kush Himalaya region covers Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan and is home to Mount Everest, K2 and other significant peaks. The glaciers here feed rivers including the Ganges, Indus, Yellow, Mekong and Irrawaddy.
INDIA Updated: Feb 05, 2019 12:39 IST
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The study warns that if global climate efforts fail, current emissions would lead to five degrees in warming and a loss of two-thirds of the glaciers in Hindu Kush Himalaya region by 2100.(AP File / Photo used for representational purpose)

A new assessment of the Hindu-Kush Himalaya (HKH) region shows a 1.5°C rise in global temperature over pre-industrial levels will spell doom for fragile ecology of the region.
Such degree of warming is likely to lead to melting or severe retreat of one-third of the region’s glaciers, the study commissioned by Kathmandu-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) said on Monday.
HKH region covers Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan and is home to Mount Everest, K2 and other significant peaks. The glaciers here feed rivers including the Ganges, Indus, Yellow, Mekong and Irrawaddy.
The assessment states glaciers in the HKH show mass loss since at least 1970s. But results from in situ measurements show the predominant mass loss happened during the last five decades, particularly since 1995.
“The greatest rates of mass loss in the extended HKH post 2000 are found in the eastern and western Himalaya. Moderate losses are observed in the central Himalaya, and the Hindu Kush. In contrast, glaciers in the Karakoram showed neutral mass balances or even slight mass gains after 2000,” the assessment said.
If global climate efforts fail, the study warns that current emissions would lead to five degrees in warming and a loss of two-thirds of the region’s glaciers by 2100.
“This is the climate crisis you haven’t heard of,” said Philippus Wester of ICIMOD, who led the assessment. “Global warming is on track to transform the frigid mountain peaks to bare rocks in a little less than a century. It’s the projected reductions in pre-monsoon river flows and changes in monsoon that will hit hardest,” he added.
The assessment was done over five years; it includes research efforts by 350 researchers and policy experts from 22 countries and 210 authors. Authors have warned changes to the timing and magnitude of this melting of glaciers can lead to increase in number and size of glacier lakes. “The findings don’t seem outlandish. I don’t know what methodologies they have adopted. But we know that mass loss of glaciers is happening. Eastern Himalayas are much more susceptible,” said Krishna AchutaRao, climate scientist at Centre for Atmospheric Sciences at IIT Delhi.
First Published: Feb 05, 2019 12:38 IST


Himalayan glaciers in warming danger, will affect flow of rivers like Ganga: Study
 

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Cold weather persists in Delhi, two dozen trains running late
Also according to forecasts, parts of the city might see light rains and thunderstorms for a couple of days from Tuesday.

Published: 05th February 2019 12:30 PM | Last Updated: 05th February 2019 12:30 PM | A+A A-
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By ANI
NEW DELHI: Cold weather continued to persist in Delhi on Tuesday and a thick blanket of fog enveloped the national capital in the morning causing a dip in visibility and affecting the schedules of as many as two dozen trains.
The situation was grim for the homeless in the city who had to take shelter inside night shelters.
Delhi’s weather is set to remain partly cloudy on Tuesday with relative humidity at 88 per cent and average temperature at 13 degree Celsius, according to the weather department.
Also according to forecasts, parts of the city might see light rains and thunderstorms for a couple of days from Tuesday.



There was however relief from the thick blanket of smog that prevailed in the city on Monday.


According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) the air quality in the national capital is hovering in the “very poor” category range.
The concentration of major particle pollutants like Particulate Matter 10 (PM 10) is at 221 while PM 2.5 is at 127 which are under ‘moderate’ and ‘very poor’ respectively.
The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 306 on Tuesday.
An AQI between 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 poor, 301-400 very poor and 401-500 is marked as severe/hazardous.
Among the 24 trains running late on Tuesday include Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express, Darbhanga-New Delhi Bihar Sampark Kranti Express, Howrah-New Delhi Duronto Express, Manduadih –New Delhi Shiv Ganga Express, Rewa-Anand Vihar Rewa Express, Varanasi-New Delhi Kashi Vishwanath Express.


Cold weather persists in Delhi, two dozen trains running late
 

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Why Sightings Of This Rare Fish In Japan Have People Panicking
The deep-water fish is believed to be a harbinger of earthquakes and tsunamis
Offbeat | Indo-Asian News Service | Updated: February 04, 2019 16:02 IST


Why Sightings Of This Rare Fish In Japan Have People Panicking


An oarfish washed ashore in Japan.


Sightings of the rare oarfish in Japan have raised fear and speculation amongst the people of an incoming natural disaster, as the deep-water fish is believed to be a harbinger of earthquakes and tsunamis, the media reported on Saturday.
On Friday, two oarfish were discovered after being caught in fishing nets off the Toyama prefecture, bringing the total found this season to seven, reports CNN.
Earlier this week, a 3.2-metre oarfish washed up on the shore of Toyama Bay, while a 4-metre long oarfish was tangled in a fishing net off the port of Imizu.
The elusive oarfish live between 200 and 1,000 metres deep and are characterised by silvery skin and red fins.
Traditionally known as "Ryugu no tsukai" in Japanese, or the "Messenger from the Sea God's Palace", legend has it that they beach themselves on shores ahead of underwater earthquakes.
But scientists dispute such claims.


"There is no scientific evidence at all for the theory that oarfish appear around big quakes. But we cannot 100 per cent deny the possibility," Uozu Aquarium keeper Kazusa Saiba told CNN.
"It could be that global warming might have an impact on the appearance of oarfish or a reason we're just not aware of."
The myth of oarfish as harbinger of destruction gained some traction after the 2011 Fukushima earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which killed more than 20,000 people.
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At least a dozen oarfish had washed up onto Japan's coastline in the year prior to the disaster, according to Kyodo News.
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12 Feb 2019 : weather for snowfall

now if you crying that you missed all the snowfall, here is another chance for you. And it looks huge as of now, lets see its progress. it is still 6 days away.
This year weather has been kind to you, bringing WD with lots of snow again and again,
so if next year there is no snowfall, don't blame weather or climate change, blame yourself.....
LOL !



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WEATHER UPDATE for 12 and 13 Feb 2019

A rather huge WD is approaching.
have been keeping a track of it. It will bring loads of snowfall starting on 12, and even more 13. Lets wait and see what happens on 14.
There is a huge amount of moisture incursion taking place from the gulf region and Arabian Sea.

Guys who are already at Gulmarg have almost 3 to 4 feet of snow, right up to half the height of the hotel window.

Fight out of Srinagar have been cancelled for toady.
Tomorrow there should be open sky, and hopefully flights will resume.


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So those planning for 12 and 13, better]ter be well prepared.
With the amount of snow already on the ground,
this will add to it.


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First image if for 12 Feb, second image is of 13 Feb.
I am sure with the annotations on the screen shots you will understand the situation.
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Yesterday Delhi NCR had good Rain.
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Did It Snow Near Delhi? Thick Blanket Of Hail Leaves Noida White
Delhi weather: Residents and commuters, marveled at the unusual occurrence, went into a tizzy on social media posting pictures and videos of the "winter wonderland".
All India | Edited by Revathi Hariharan (with inputs from Agencies) | Updated: February 08, 2019 09:40 IST


NEW DELHI:
Noida, near Delhi, looked like a snowy town on Thursday evening as the roads and highways were covered in hailstones. It was after nearly a decade that Delhi and neighbouring areas saw such heavy hailstorm that accompanied the evening rain.
Residents and commuters, marveled at the unusual occurrence, went into a tizzy on social media posting pictures and videos of the "winter wonderland".
Busy roads, traffic intersections and apartments in Noida's Sector 93, Sector 137 and Yamuna Expressway were among the hailstone-covered areas.
The minimum temperature in Delhi settled at 15 degrees on Thursday, six notches above the season's average and the maximum temperature was recorded at 19.1 degrees, four notches below the season's average.
Twenty-three domestic and nine international flights were diverted out of Delhi due to the bad weather, news agency ANI reported.
People took to Twitter to post images and videos of the hailstorm.

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It in unlikely to rain today and the minimum temperature is expected to drop, keeping the city cold.

"Minimum temperatures are likely to fall by 4 to 6 degrees celsius over northwest India from February 8. A fresh western disturbance is likely to affect the whole of northwest India from February 10 onwards," a weather department bulletin said.
At least 16 Delhi-bound trains were delayed by two to six hours due to fog and low visibility on Thursday.
On Wednesday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 25.1 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average while the minimum was 12 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average.
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Did It Snow Near Delhi? Thick Blanket Of Hail Leaves Noida White
 

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"Manali In Noida": Twitter In Tizzy After Thick Cover Of Hail Near Delhi
Noida-Delhi hailstorm: Busy roads, traffic intersections and apartments in Noida's Sector 93, Sector 137 and Yamuna Expressway were among the hailstone-covered areas.
Noida | Edited by Shylaja Varma (with inputs from IANS) | Updated: February 08, 2019 14:06 IST


'Manali In Noida': Twitter In Tizzy After Thick Cover Of Hail Near Delhi

Delhi-Noida weather: The hailstorm inspired many to compare Noida to Manali and Shimla.


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Twitter, Facebook and Instagram went into an overdrive after Noida, near Delhi, looked like a snowy town after a round of hailstorm last evening. Roads and highways in parts of Delhi and neighboring areas were covered in hailstones. It was after nearly a decade that Delhi and neighbouring areas saw such heavy hailstorm that accompanied the evening rain.
Awestruck residents and commuters were in a tizzy, posting pictures and videos of the "winter wonderland".
The rare event inspired many to compare Noida to hill towns such as Manali and Shimla.

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Comparing the hail to snow, another user posted these pictures of the hailstorm.
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So we finally declare that all those who went to Mukteshwar or Kashmir to enjoy Snowfall have wasted their money. Delhi and NCR are having some fun. Look at these pictures from Noida!!#DelhiRains #Weather #Noida #ओले

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Busy roads, traffic intersections and apartments in Noida's Sector 93, Sector 137 and Yamuna Expressway were among the hailstone-covered areas.
"This is happening after at least a decade that heavy hailstorm occurred at several areas in Delhi and adjoining areas. Areas like Noida, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, and Palam received the maximum amount of hail and rains on Thursday evening, while central Delhi was lashed by heavy rains," Mahesh Palawat, Director at private weather agency Skymet, told news agency IANS.
It was a cloudy morning today with the minimum temperature recorded at 7 degrees, two notches below the season's average, against yesterday's minimum which was six notches above normal at 15 degrees, the weather office said.


"The sky will remain generally cloudy throughout the day. The maximum temperature on Thursday was recorded at 19.1 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season's average. Friday's maximum is expected to hover around the same," the Met department said.
At least 12 Delhi-bound trains were delayed by two to six hours due to fog and low visibility.

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"Manali In Noida": Twitter In Tizzy After Thick Cover Of Hail Near Delhi
 

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सेना के मुताबिक, शुक्रवार को तेज हवाओं और भारी बर्फबारी की बचाव दल को सुरंग तक पहुंचने में काफी मुश्किलों को सामना करना पड़ा। गुरुवार को हिमस्खलन से कुलगाम जिले में सुरंग का काजीगुंड की तरफ वाला उत्तरी हिस्सा प्रभावित हुआ था। यहां से 10 पुलिसकर्मी सुरक्षित स्थान तक पहुंचने में कामयाब रहे। वहीं, 10 अन्य इसमें फंस गए।

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कश्मीर घाटी में गुरुवार से तेज बर्फबारी जारी है। अफसरों का कहना है कि कुछ स्थानाें पर पांच फीट तक बर्फ गिरी है। कश्मीर घाटी को देश के बाकी हिस्सों से जोड़ने वाला जम्मू-श्रीनगर हाईवे हिमस्खलन की वजह से लगातार तीसरे दिन बंद है। उधर, कश्मीर-लेह हाईवे दिसंबर से अब तक नहीं खोला जा सका है। इससे लेह क्षेत्र देश के बाकी हिस्से से कटा हुआ है।

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राज्य में भारी बर्फबारी और बारिश के एक दिन बाद शुक्रवार को तेज धूप खिली है। हालांकि, शिमला शहर में वाहनों की आवाजाही बंद है। पूरे किन्नौर जिले का राज्य के बाकी हिस्सों से सड़क संपर्क कट गया है। शिमला का न्यूनतम तापमान शून्य से 2.4 डिग्री सेल्सियस नीचे दर्ज किया गया। यहां 36 सेंटीमीटर बर्फबारी हुई। कुफरी, फागू और नारकंडा जैसे शिमला के आसपास के स्थानों में पिछले 24 घंटों में मध्यम से भारी बर्फबारी हुई है।


कोठी में आधा मीटर बर्फ गिरी
मनाली के पास कोठी में राज्य में सबसे अधिक 65 सेंटीमीटर (आधा मीटर से ज्यादा) बर्फबारी दर्ज की गई। मनाली में रात का तापमान माइनस 5 डिग्री दर्ज किया गया। यहां 35 सेंटीमीटर बर्फबारी हुई। शिमला के बड़े इलाकों जैसे माल रोड, रिज, यूएस क्लब और जाखू पहाड़ियों में बर्फबारी हुई। यह एक-दो दिनों तक रहेगी। किन्नौर जिले के कल्पा का न्यूनतम तापमान माइनस 7 डिग्री और धर्मशाला में 0.4 डिग्री सेल्सियस दर्ज किया गया।

निचली पहाड़ियों में हुई बारिश
हिमाचल प्रदेश की निचली पहाड़ियों, जैसे- धर्मशाला, पालमपुर, सोलन, नाहन, बिलासपुर, ऊना, हमीरपुर और मंडी में तेज बारिश भी हुई है। धर्मशाला में करीब 10 सेंटीमीटर बारिश दर्ज की गई।


दिल्ली आने वाले 38 विमानों का मार्ग बदला
दिल्ली और इसके आसपास के क्षेत्र में गुरुवार शाम जोरदार ओलावृष्टि हुई। मौसम खराब होने की वजह से शाम छह बजे से रात 9:45 बजे तक इंदिरा गांधी अंतराष्ट्रीय एयरपोर्ट पर आने वाली 38 उड़ानों के मार्ग में बदलाव करना पड़ा। कई अन्य उड़ानों पर भी असर पड़ा है।


कश्मीर-हिमाचल में बर्फबारी, जवाहर सुरंग में फंसे 10 में से 3 पुलिसकर्मियों को बचाया गया
 
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