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Northeast: Rain, Thunderstorms Expected

GUWAHATI: A cyclonic circulation is located over Bangladesh and brings scattered snow/rain across Northeast India and its adjoining areas. The activity is likely to continue until Thursday.

2-Day Regional Forecast

Wednesday

  • Fairly widespread rain or snow and thunderstorms are likely over Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Scattered rain and thunderstorms are possible over Assam, Meghalaya, and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal.
  • Isolated rain/snow and thunderstorms are likely over Sikkim. Isolated rain and thunderstorms are expected over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.

 

Thursday

  • Scattered rain/snow and thunderstorms are likely over Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Isolated rain and thunderstorms are possible over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.

5-Day Nationwide Weather Forecast

Parts of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh are expected to brace of chilly weather conditions as fresh snowfall is on the cards. This is mainly due to the presence of a western disturbance over central Asia. The system is expected to reach the Western Himalayan region by Friday. The activity will begin with snowfall over Ladakh on Friday afternoon, and spread into Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh on Saturday.

Under its influence, on Sunday, parts of north Punjab and north Haryana are likely to receive rain. The best falls from Friday to Sunday are expected across Jammu & Kashmir with 50 -80 mm of accumulated precipitation peak on Saturday.

Rain or snow activity will be limited to the Western Himalayan region, but the induced cyclonic circulation is expected to impact southern parts such as Rajasthan and Gujarat. It is also expected to result in lower temperatures both in highs and lows over the region through the weekend.

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a fall in minimum temperatures by 2-4°C is very likely over most parts of northwest India during the next 3 days. This drop will lead to the prevalence of Cold wave conditions in isolated pockets over Uttarakhand during the next two days. Similar conditions are also in cards for parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi on January 20 and 21.

Dense to very dense fog in isolated or some pockets has been in the forecast for Rajasthan during the next two days and over Bihar during the next 24 hours. Moreover, the dense fog may occur in isolated pockets of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh during the next 24 hours. The forecast adds that a significant decrease in spread and density is expected thereafter.

Cold day or severe cold day conditions may prevail in isolated pockets of west Rajasthan during the next 24 hours and over Bihar during the next 3 days.

A cyclonic circulation to the southeast of Sri Lanka brings rain mainly to Sri Lanka and the surrounding waters. The southern tip of India can also be affected until Friday.

 

(with inputs from TWC)

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