After snowfall and change in wind pattern last week, northwest India will start this week with below minimum temperatures as northerly icy winds are dominant in the region. These temperatures may fall by 2°C during the next two days. The weather will start changing a bit by mid-week possibly from Wednesday, 23rd of January.
A fresh Western Disturbance will start affecting the region then for next two days till Friday or Saturday. Snowfall and rain can be expected during this period in Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. It may rain at isolated places in the northwest plains. By Sunday the weather will become clear and northerly winds will resume by then to drop the minimum temperatures once again.
The plains of Rajasthan, adjoining northeast Madhya Pradesh and west Uttar Pradesh will be in the grip of cold wave conditions during the next two days due to the penetration of northerly winds. The weather over these areas will change according to the weather in the northwest hills.
An upper air cyclonic circulation over northeastern states will bring showers at the start of the week till Wednesday, 23rd of January. The region will again become dry and cool and would have to wait for another passing Western Disturbance for rain that might reach these places by the end of the week.
East central India
Vidarbha, east Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Orissa may get rain by 23rd January till 28th January as northwesterly cool and dry winds will be confronting the warm and moist easterly to southeasterly winds from the Bay of Bengal.
Fog in north India during the week
Fog in India is currently being witnessed in north Uttar Pradesh close to the Nepal border as winds are are slow for another day or two. Fog conditions will get better by the mid-week in these parts as winds will gain strength by then.
Dry weather in rest of the parts of the country
West coast will remain dry but cool at the start of the week but hindrance in northerly winds will again raise the night temperatures by mid-week. In the south, weather will remain dry during the week.
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