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IndiaRain likely before Lohri celebrations, says Met

04:40  12 january  2019
04:40  12 january  2019 Source:   hindustantimes.com

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Lohri is linked to the Bikrami calendar, and is celebrated the day before the festival of Maghi celebrated in India as Makar Sankranti. There are many folklores about Lohri . Lohri is the celebration of the arrival of longer days after the winter solstice.

Aided by a supercomputer, meteorologists find 34% chance of record monthly rainfall being set, raising fears about major flooding.

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), light rain is likely in the city in the next two days, but residents need not worry as the spell will finish just in time for Lohri celebrations by Sunday evening.

Rain likely before Lohri celebrations, says Met © getty

IMD officials said, "Western disturbances will be active in the city, with the maximum effect to be seen on Saturday, and one to two spells of light rain expected.

This can continue till Sunday morning, but it will definitely stop by evening.

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Rain on Saturday can go up to 33.5mm.

FOG UNLIKELY

The officials also said that no fog is likely in the city during this time as cloudy weather keeps fog formation to a minimum, however, light to moderate fog can be expected next week onwards.

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Lohri is celebrated in a true spirit of the culture, Punjabi men and women perform Punjabi folk dances around a bonfire; Bhangra and Giddha are popular among them. Late in the evening, people gather around the bonfire and throw Gachak, Rewri, Peanut and Popcorn into it and sing folk songs.

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Speaking about fog in the coming week, IMD director Surender Paul said that dense fog is unlikely. "Up to moderate fog is expected. And visibility can drop down to 500 metres," he said.

Rain likely before Lohri celebrations, says Met © getty

Temperature rose on Friday due to cloudy weather during the night and clear skies during the day.

The maximum temperature rose from 20C on Thursday to 21.5C on Friday. The minimum temperature rose from 6C on Thursday to 8.2C on Friday.

Chandigarh was the second warmest in the region with a 21.5C maximum. New Delhi was the warmest with a maximum of 22.3C.

Rain likely before Lohri celebrations, says Met © getty

TEMPERATURE FORECAST

In the next three days, the maximum temperature will stay between 18C to 20C and the minimum temperature will stay between 6C and 9C.

Visibility dropped to 1,500 metres at the airport, while it stayed at 3,000 metres at the IMD observatory in Sector 39, Chandigarh.

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Read on to know more on how Lohri celebrations take place in India. An agricultural festival filled with merry-making, Lohri is celebrated on the 13th of January each year, mainly in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and parts of Himachal Pradesh.

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