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Delhi weather will turn cooler in the nights; rain likely in east, south and northeast India

February 7, 2013 3:42 PM |

Icy northerly winds are likely to dominate the weather in northwestern plains, including the national capital region in the coming few days. No significant fog is expected during the next 48 hours in the region. Central India will continue to see a fall in night temperatures during the next 48 hours. Rain is likely in Bihar within the next 24 hours and thereafter over sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Jharkhand, Orissa and Chhattisgarh.

The weather in Delhi will have northerly to northwesterly winds coming in straight from the recent snowfall areas of the Western Himalayan region. Night temperatures will come down further by 2 to 3 degrees in the region and the mornings will stay cool. The day will continue to stay clear and sunny. It will boost the day temperatures further in Delhi and other areas in northwest plains.

Rain will dry up in most of northwest parts of the country during the next 24 hours. The Western Disturbance (WD) is moving away east-northeastwards from east Jammu & Kashmir but the tail of the weather system (WD) will still give light snowfall or rain in Uttarakhand.

The northerly to northwesterly winds have gained strength during the last 24 hours. Due to the speeding winds, dense fog is not expected in Delhi neither in other areas in the region. Fog situation will also depend on moisture level and if moisture remains intact with winds slowing down a bit, fog may appear during the next 24 hours or thereafter.

While moving in an eastward direction, the weather system(WD) has already given record rain in central Uttar Pradesh at places like Lucknow(approx. 55mm in 24 hours on 5th Feb). Parts of this Western Disturbance will now head towards Bihar, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Orissa during the next two days. Accordingly the weather system will reach towards the northeastern states where a few places in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh could receive a rainspell or two.

Rainfall is also expected in central and south Peninsular region. This part is witnessing a mild confrontation of two winds from the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. Northwesterly to Westerly winds from West coast are taking a northerly turn after reaching central Maharashtra and north interior Karnataka, while southeasterly to easterly winds reaching these areas from the Bay of Bengal are turning into southerly. This collision of winds will give rain in central Maharashtra and interior Karnataka during the next two days.

The feeble easterly wave was responsible for rain in Kerala on the 6th of February. The wave surge will continue to give rain in Tamil Nadu and Kerala in their southern parts during the next two days.


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