New Delhi, The week long affect of Western Disturbances over northwest parts of the country would come to an end during the next 48 hours. The minimum temperatures are expected to dip by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius while the maximum temperatures would rise a bit during the next two days over northwest India. Extreme southern parts of Peninsula would continue to receive rain during the next 24 hours. Rain would pick up in the northeast during the next 48 hours.
Heavy snowfall or rain is expected at one or two places in the next 24 hours over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Many places would receive light to moderate snowfall or rain during this period. Snowfall or rain activities are expected to lessen thereafter. Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and west Uttar Pradesh would receive rain at one or two places.
The weather conditions would turn dry and cooler after the next 24 to 48 hours. The sky will become partly cloudy to mainly clear. The northerly winds, which are expected to be cooler due to melting of the snow, would resume over northwest India. This will marginally drop the minimum temperatures. Under the open sky, day temperatures would also rise a bit during this period. And this rise would lead to melting of snow over the hills.
The Western Disturbance lies over Jammu & Kashmir and would move out of the region during this period. The Western Disturbance would affect the northeastern states in a day or two when it reaches by December 16 as a cyclonic circulation.
In the south, southern parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala along with Lakshadweep Islands will receive rain at one or two places during the next 24 hours. The cyclonic circulation over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining Comorin area is now placed over Lakshadweep Islands.
Photograph by Sahil Nagpal