With sudden climate change, the country witnessed the rainiest day of this winter on Sunday with almost all parts receiving showers, the weatherman said, attributing it to a series of weather conditions.

Sky remained heavily overcast and icy winds accompanied by rains and snow and maximum day temperature dropped by five to eight degrees.

Moderate rainfall will also occur in the next 24 hours across the country, including several parts of North India, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

"Almost the entire country from the Southern peninsula, parts of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Delhi and even Bangalore has witnessed rain. This is the rainiest day of the winter season,” the weatherman said.

He said a series of weather systems have come together to bring rain and hailstorms in different parts of the country.

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Delhi and parts of the National Capital region (NCR) were also hit by rain and strong winds since morning, bringing down temperatures.

While a fresh western disturbance is affecting the hilly states of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh, a cyclonic circulation is causing rain in Haryana, Rajasthan and adjoining areas.

Moreover, another system is affecting Gujarat and adjoining areas of Rajasthan.

Some areas recorded moderate to heavy rainfall, others witnessed light to moderate showers. Bikaner in Rajasthan recorded 21-mm rain, Ahmedabad 19-mm, Rajkot 13-mm, Jabalpur 21-mm, Satna 27-mm, Akola 18-mm, Mumbai 7-mm, Lucknow 7-mm, Goa 30-mm, and Belgaum 21-mm.

"Heavy rainfall snow and rainfall occurred at isolated places in the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand,” the IMD said.
    
“Heavy rainfall would also occur in Punjab, Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh while some places in Vidhrbha, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh would also see thunderstorm, accompanied with hailstorm," the IMD predicted.

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