Here’s a look at the weather forecast for India for the coming week:
North India: Weather in north India will be cool and dry this week. Nights in the initial two days will be very cool as northwesterly winds from the hills will pull down morning minimums by 1 to 2 degrees. Minimums will settle around 15 degree Celsius. A change in the pattern of winds (northwesterly) and their moderate speed will keep the haze at bay for the first two to three days of the week. But the arrival of humid easterly winds will once again make early mornings hazy/smoggy. Minimums will rise due to the same easterly winds and settle between 17 to 19 degrees. Maximums of north India for the entire week will not exceed beyond 31 degrees. Days will be less warm and comfortable. Skies will be mainly clear and humidity levels may show a gradual rise.
East and Northeast India: Not much change is expected in the weather of east India this week. Mornings will be comfortable with sunny skies. Maximums in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand will hover around 28 to 30 degrees on an average. Winds will be light easterlies. Parts of Gangetic West Bengal and extreme eastern parts of northeast India will experience rainy weather for the first half of the week. Rain will be light and scattered initially but will reduce gradually to become isolated in few pockets. Assam and Arunachal Pradesh could receive scanty rain this week. Day temperatures will start to rise gradually in West Bengal and Northeast India.
Central India: Dry weather and clear sky is the forecast for central India this week. Maximums in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Vidarbha will settle between 30 to 31 degrees, throughout the week. Northeasterly winds have eased the mercury levels (maintaining around 37⁰C) in Gujarat, bringing them down to 34 degrees. Odisha on the other hand, could now heave a sigh of relief as rain is expected to reduce drastically in the state. However, isolated showers could continue for next 24 to 48 hours, after which the weather will turn dry and the maximums that had dropped by 6 to 8 degrees will rise sharply and settle around 31 degrees.
South India: While the entire country experiences dry weather, it will be a rainy week in south India. Northeast monsoon will be active as a circulation lying in the southwest Bay of Bengal off Tamil Nadu coast will give scattered rain with isolated good showers in the areas of coastal Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh in the first half of the week. The rain belt will then shift towards interiors of peninsular India, giving rain over Kerala and south interior Karnataka. The west coast of peninsular India will be mainly dry with very little rain this week.
Photo by Ritika Acharya.