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Night temperatures likely fall in east, central India; snowfall likely to increase in northwest hills

December 17, 2012 6:57 PM |

New Delhi, Night temperatures are expected to dip by 2 to 3 degrees during the next 24 hours over Gangetic plains of east India as well central India. Snowfall would continue over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during the next 48 hours. Rain would also be received over northeastern states after a couple of days. The southern tips of the country would receive light rain during the next 24 hours.

East and central India would continue to remain in the grip of northerly winds that are bringing a chilling affect to the region. Hence, the minimum temperatures, which are below normal by 2 to 3 degrees may further plunge in the same range during the next 24 hours over these parts.

The mix up of these northerly winds with the easterly moist winds from the Bay of Bengal is creating foggy conditions, which are expected to continue over east Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and northeast during the next 24 hours. Moderate fog will affect traffic during the morning hours. Fog is likely to reduce thereafter.

In the northwest, the Western Disturbance over Jammu & Kashmir is expected to move out thus reducing snow and rain in the region. Yet, a few places over Jammu & Kashmir and at one or two places over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are expected to receive snow and rain during the next 24 hours.

Snowfall or rainfall activity would again pick up after this period as a fresh disturbance is approaching the region. The eastward moving weather system is now placed over north Pakistan.

So, the fall in the minimum temperatures over northwest hills and plains would be arrested but the day temperatures could break free to rise marginally because of clouding during the next 24 hours over these regions.

In south Peninsula, southern coastal Tamil Nadu and Kerala along with Lakshadweep Islands will see light rain as a cyclonic circulation exists over Lakshadweep Islands. The Andaman & Nicobar Islands would also receive rain at a few places during the next 24 hours.

Photograph by IANS

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