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More snowfall, rain in J&K, HP & Uttarakhand; Fog to continue over east UP, Bihar & WB

December 18, 2012 3:21 PM |

Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are expected to receive more snowfall and rain during the next 24 to 48 hours. Foggy conditions over east Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and sub-Himalayan West Bengal would continue during the next 24 hours. Rain is expected over Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, south Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands during the next 48 hours.

Yesterday's Western Disturbance over north Pakistan has arrived over Jammu & Kashmir and would impact the weather of northwest India during the next 24 to 48 hours. The hills of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand would receive more snowfall during the next two days. Rain would also occur over the plains in these regions. The Western Disturbance is moving in an eastward direction.

The weather system would hold the minimum temperatures in northwest India by cutting off the cool and dry northerly winds. The maximum temperatures may rise a bit during the next 24 to 48 hours over these regions due to persistent clouding. The exit of the weather system would again let the chilly winds resume from north to drop the temperatures by 4 to 5 degrees after the next 48 hours.

However, northerly cool winds would continue to reach the Indo-Gangetic plains and adjoining central India to drop the minimum temperatures by 2 to 3 degrees during the next 24 hours. The minimum temperatures are below normal over these regions and conditions in these areas are much more cooler than northwest India.

Fog is expected to prevail over east Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and sub-Himalayan West Bengal but would be less dense now as the stronger northerly winds would push out the moist easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal.

The Western Disturbance, which moved out of the Western Himalayan region in the last 24 hour has reached over Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Rain is expected at one or two places over these states during this period.

In the south, southern parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala along with Lakshadweep Islands would continue to receive light rain as the cyclonic circulation is persisting over Lakshadweep. In the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, rain intensity would decrease as the trough of low pressure area in the south Andaman Sea has moved to southeast Bay of Bengal.

Photograph by Mohd Amin War

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