Due to back to back Western Disturbances and their respective induced Cyclonic Circulations, the plains of Northwest India such as Punjab, Haryana, Northwest Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan received fair amount of rainfall during the first half of March.
This trend is still continuing as the entire region observed rain and thundershower activities till March 14, wherein Punjab and Haryana recorded moderate rains, while light rains were reported over Northwest Uttar Pradesh and North Rajasthan.
Data wise, Bhatinda has recorded 4.8 mm of rainfall, followed by Sirsa 4 mm, Jalandhar 0.8 mm and Chandigarh 0.2 in span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Thursday.
According to Skymet Weather, these rains were a result of an induced Cyclonic Circulation which was present over Northwest Rajasthan and adjoining Punjab and Haryana. Now, this system has moved away eastwards, thereby vacating the entire region.
In wake of this movement, cool and dry northwesterly winds are blowing over the region. These winds will keep the weather dry and pleasant for next three days. Moreover, due to dry nature of these winds, clear sky will be seen over the region which will lead to a significant rise in the day temperatures.
On the other hand, minimums would still settle in the single digits for the next two days over Amritsar, Narnaul, Churu, Hisar and Karnal. Thereafter, in wake of upcoming Western Disturbance, most probably around March 18, along with its induced Cyclonic Circulation over the plains, minimums will start rising again.
The upcoming system will also give rains over parts of Punjab, Haryana, Northwest Uttar Pradesh and North Rajasthan on March 19.
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