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Weather forecast for the week in India 18th-24th March

March 18, 2013 6:00 PM |

National weather forecast for the week predicts dry weather for most of the parts of the country. There could be rain in extreme northern, northeastern and southern parts of the country. Temperatures in India will not change much at the start of the week and the weather will be pleasant. They could rise gradually as the week progresses but mornings and evening hours will be cool due to northwesterly winds.

North & Northwest India
The week starts with near normal temperatures but they will turn above normal during the next two to three days. A Western Disturbance is persisting over northwest Jammu & Kashmir but will not have much impact, as it is weak. The weather system would give light snowfall and rain in Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh on 21st and 22nd respectively. Northerly to northwesterly winds would keep a check on night temperatures. Another Western Disturbance would reach Jammu & Kashmir on Sunday.

Central India
The week starts with below normal day and night temperatures. Open sky has led to more heat radiation that brought down the day temperatures in the last few days but they will turn normal post next two days as there will be more heating and less radiation in coming days. Mornings would be cool and comfortable in places in like Bhopal, Gwalior and Indore as they will experience northwesterly winds that are blowing towards west after reaching central India.

Western India
Day temperatures in Saurashtra and Kutch and far western parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat are scaling heights and would remain above normal in coming days. Night temperatures would remain near normal under the aegis of northerly to northwesterly winds. Eastern parts of these states would see day temperatures turning normal during the next two days and may go above normal thereafter. However night temperatures would remain near normal during the week.

East and Northeast India
Indo-Gangetic plains are experiencing below normal day temperatures mainly due to more heat radiation and partly cloudy sky in the last few days. Even if radiation increases, temperatures would consume the whole week to turn normal or above normal. Rain will be witnessed at one or two places in Bihar, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim at the start of the week but the region would become dry thereafter with rain limiting itself to higher places in the Himalayan terrain.

South India
Coastal Karnataka and Kerala will see rain at one or two places at the start of the week and such intermittent showers would continue throughout the week. Easterly winds that were turning into southeasterly are now becoming northeasterly along the east coast.

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