Snowfall and rain is expected to reduce over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during the next 24 hours. Rainfall is likely over Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, southern parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands during the next 24 to 48 hours.
The Western Disturbance over Jammu & Kashmir will move out of the region in an eastward direction during the next 24 hours. Snowfall and rain would lessen to finally stop during the next 24 to 48 hours over the region.
The exit of Western Disturbance would lead to resumption of cooler northerly winds that would bring down the minimum temperatures by 4 to 5 degrees during the next 48 hours over northwest India. Winds would be colder as with better sunshine, snow will melt in the hills and winds coming from these places will cool the northwest, east and central India.
The maximum temperatures would also rise but that would not be of any comfort as northwesterly winds are strong. Though due to more speed in the winds, fog conditions would not develop during the next 48 hours over these regions. Minimum temperatures would also drop by 2ºC to 3ºC over east and adjoining central India during this period.
Shallow fog like conditions would prevail over Bihar and sub-Himalayan West Bengal during the next 24 hours due to the presence of an anti-cyclonic circulation, which is providing moisture in the region. Relatively strong winds have lessened the fog in the last 24 hours. The Western Disturbance as a cyclonic circulation lies over northeastern states. It would give rain at one or two places during the next 24 hours.
In south Peninsula, the cyclonic circulation continues to persist over Lakshadweep. This will continue to bring rain in extreme southern parts of the country over south coastal Tamil Nadu and Kerala during the next 24 hours. The trough of low pressure area lies over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbouring areas. The Andaman & Nicobar Islands would receive rain at a few places during the next 24 hours.
Photograph by Jim Yardley