The month of January has been witnessing a series of Western Disturbances due to which there has been widespread rain and thundershower activities in the northern plains including Delhi and NCR. This has made January one of the rainiest month on record.
From the past few days, the weather of entire northern plains has been dry. The weather is expected to remain clear on Republic Day would as well. However, rains would return soon as we begin the week. It would be again a prolonged spell that would stay for almost three days.
According to Skymet Weather, a fresh Western Disturbance would start affecting the Western Himalayas by tomorrow evening, that is also likely to induce a cyclonic circulation over the northwestern plains. Therefore, by the late evening hours of January 27, scattered rain and thundershowers are expected in North Rajasthan, Punjab, and Haryana.
By the morning of January 28, the intensity as well as spread of rains and thundershowers would increase significantly and would be on peak. There may be a few moderate or isolated heavy spell of rain and thundershowers over Punjab, Haryana and Northwest Uttar Pradesh. Meanwhile, the National Capital, Delhi may also see scattered rain and thundershowers during the same episode.
By the morning of January 29, rainfall activities will start reducing in the western parts of Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan. However, as the system moves eastward, the rain activities would be increasing in the western parts of Uttar Pradesh.
With the system approaching, winds pattern would change, restricting the flow of moderate northwesterly winds. They would be now blowing from southeasterly direction, which would be comparatively warmer, humid and slow in speed. Now as the winds speed will be decreasing, we can see moderate fog at a few places in the northern plains.
The minimums are also expected to increase marginally across Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, North Rajasthan, and West Uttar Pradesh.
Weather is expected to clear by January 30. Thus, northwesterly cold winds will once again start blowing across the northern plains including Delhi and NCR. Since these winds would be chilly in nature, minimums would again witness a fall of 2-4 degrees Celsius.
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