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Chilly northerlies dropping temperatures over north India

November 9, 2013 7:30 PM |

The western disturbance as an upper air cyclonic circulation over Jammu & Kashmir and adjoining areas has now moved away, allowing the free flow of cool northerly winds over the northern plains. An existing low pressure area over Andaman & Nicobar Islands is gradually strengthening and will become more significant during the next 24 hours. The deep depression over southwest Arabian Sea is moving away in the westward direction, leaving the Indian coast unaffected.

Temperatures were below normal in most parts of north India due to rain and snowfall in the higher reaches. As the Western Disturbance has now moved away giving way to clear skies, day temperatures will rise and maintain around 25 to 27 degrees. Cool northerly winds will melt the snow and bring down minimums by 2 to 3 degrees. Above normal minimums in the northeastern states will also come down to normal in the next 72 hours.

Cool winds from the northern direction will bring down mercury levels in the Gangetic plains as well. Plains of north and east India will witness foggy weather conditions in the early morning and late evening hours. The induced low pressure area over central India have maintained near normal temperatures. However, cool winds from the northern direction will gradually bring down the mercury in the next 48 hours.

The northeast monsoon is yet to show full impact. Isolated scattered clouds hovering over parts of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu might receive light rain. Maximum temperatures in the southern plains will be around 32 to 33 degrees. Coastal areas will be warmer with Ratnagiri recording the highest temperature at 35 degrees.

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