March rain to end on a deficient note in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh

March 27, 2019 12:56 PM |

Haryana post

March is a transitional month for the plains of North India that include Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Rainfall activity is more during the first half of March as compared to the second half. This is because during the first half the northern plains stay under the influence of weather systems affecting the northern hills, but towards the end of March the weather systems recede resulting in less rains over the plains.

In the month of March so far, the northern plains are witnessing rain deficiency. Punjab is observing a rainfall deficiency of 60%, followed by Haryana 36%, West Uttar Pradesh 47% and East Uttar Pradesh 39%.

In terms of temperatures also the region has been cooler. By this time, day temperatures in northern parts of Punjab and Haryana reach 35˚C but most parts in this region are still observing day temperatures settling close to 30˚C.

Similarly, in the southern parts of these states, maximum temperatures reach 40˚C by now, but the scenario currently is a little different. All the districts here are witnessing maximums around 32˚C.

Day temperatures in most places in Uttar Pradesh such as Lucknow and Kanpur also hover around 38˚C by now , but the maximums are settling below 35˚C.

In the coming days i.e. around March 29 and 30, scattered light rainfall activity will occur in parts of Punjab and Haryana. On March 30 and 31, some places in Uttar Pradesh will also receive scattered weather activities. However, these rains will not be sufficient enough to cover up the rainfall deficiency being observed by these states during March.

Moreover, as we move from March to April, rains will reduce further as Pre-Monsoon conditions will start to establish itself more strongly. In fact, a huge difference is seen in the normal average rainfall over most parts of Northwest India.

Lets us have a look at the average normal rainfall in some parts of northwestern plains:

Rain deficient

Looking at the above table we can say that the rains in April reduce significantly and become almost half compared to March.

Image Credit: Wikipedia

Please Note: Any information picked from here must be attributed to

Weather Forecast

Other Latest Stories

Weather on Twitter
Now is the time to take up #cycling: here are 6 reasons why
Sunday, May 19 20:32Reply
वैष्णो देवी में कल यानि 20 मई को आसमान में आंशिक रूप से बादल छाये रहने के साथ ही हल्की गर्मी बने रहने की संभावना है।
Sunday, May 19 20:31Reply
अंडमान व निकोबार में समय से पूर्व मॉनसून ने दी दस्तक, केरल में अभी इंतज़ार
Sunday, May 19 20:31Reply
पश्चिमी और दक्षिणी राजस्थान के कुछ भागों में हल्की वर्षा की संभावना बनी हुई है।
Sunday, May 19 20:30Reply
SW #Monsoon arrives in #Andaman and #Nicobar Islands, rain in #South India
Sunday, May 19 20:27Reply
Short spell of #rain and #thundershower activities accompanied with strong gusty #winds will occur over some places…
Sunday, May 19 20:00Reply
मॉनसून 2019 का अंडमान व निकोबार में आगाज़, केरल में अभी रहेगा इंतज़ार
Sunday, May 19 19:15Reply
दक्षिणी राजस्थान और पश्चिमी राजस्थान के कुछ भागों में एक-दो स्थानों पर तेज़ हवएं चलने और धूलभरी आंधी आने की संभावना…
Sunday, May 19 18:30Reply
Places like #Vizianagaram, #Kalingapatnam, East #Godavari and #Nalgonda will record light #rain.
Sunday, May 19 17:54Reply
साफ़ आसमान, शुष्क और गर्म मौसम के साथ चल रही उत्तर-पश्चिमी हवाओं के कारण तापमान में बड़ा बदलाव दिखेगा।
Sunday, May 19 17:00Reply

latest news

USAID Skymet Partnership

Skymet weather

Download the Skymet App

Our app is available for download so give it a try