The depression over Madhya Pradesh is likely to weaken into a low pressure area and move in a westerly direction in the next 24 hours. The Western Disturbance as an upper air system over Pakistan and adjoining Jammu & Kashmir is moving away eastwards. The axis of monsoon trough passes through Churu, Gwalior, Raipur, Gopalpur and south eastwards to Bay of Bengal.
Intensity of rain to decrease
The rain belt is likely to shift further westwards, reducing in intensity. Very thick clouds can be observed over west Madhya Pradesh, adjoining Marathwada, north Madhya Maharashtra and parts of east Rajasthan. Moderate rain with one or two heavy spells may occur over Madhya Pradesh. Light rain is expected over Gangetic West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa and Chhattisgarh. Parts of Karnataka, Kerala and rest of the country would mainly have a dry weather.
Mercury to rise
North western parts of India may witness a rise in the mercury in the next 48 hours. Temperatures would remain above normal over some parts of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and west Rajasthan. Even in east India, temperatures will remain above normal by 2 to 4 degrees, while temperatures in west Orissa, east Bengal and Jharkhand may rise further, marginally. On the other hand, temperatures in parts of central India, including parts of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, are likely to be below normal. In the southern parts of the country temperatures are expected to remain near normal in the next 24 hours.