Mild effect of western disturbance passing through the neighboring state of Punjab and northwesterly cold winds have once again changed the weather pattern in Uttarakhand from plains to mountains. According to Vikram Singh, director of the Meteorological Center, there will be some respite from the heat due to the activity of north-westerly winds for the next three-four days. There will be a drop of three to four degrees in temperature from plains to mountains.
On February 25 and 26, there is a possibility of light rain once again with strong winds from the plains to the mountains. However, after February 28, due to the pressure of south-easterly winds, once again the heat wave will be seen.
According to meteorologists, there has been very less rainfall in the month of February this year. If you look at the figures, in the month of February where there should have been 44.7 mm of normal rainfall, the entire state has received an average of 2.5 mm of rain.
Minimum temperature reached 13.3 degree in Dehradun
On Tuesday, it rained with strong winds in areas like Mussoorie, Chakrata, in the high altitude areas of the district including the capital Doon. At the same time, in hilly districts like Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Tehri, rain accompanied by strong winds was also witnessed. Due to this, a drop in temperature has also been recorded.
According to the report of the Meteorological Department, there was tremendous heat throughout the day on Tuesday from the field to the mountain. In the capital Doon, where the maximum temperature was recorded at 29.8 degrees, which was seven degrees above normal. At the same time, the minimum temperature also reached 13.3 degrees, which was five degrees above normal.
Apart from this, the maximum temperature in Pantnagar was 28.8 degrees and the minimum temperature was 12.6 degrees, in Mukteshwar the maximum temperature was 20.6 degrees and the minimum temperature was 8.7 degrees, in Tehri the maximum temperature was 21.4 degrees and the minimum temperature was 11.2 degrees.
Rain and hail fall in Mussoorie
Mussoorie has been witnessing a steady rise in temperature since last one week. But, on Tuesday, the weather suddenly changed and the city was engulfed in fog with thick clouds. This made people feel cold. The situation remained the same till evening and then around eight o’clock in the night it rained heavily with hail. This increased the cold and people had to take out warm clothes.