According to Skymet Weather, a western disturbance is over North Afghanistan and the adjoining area. It will start affecting the western Himalayas from the night of March 27.
An anti-cyclone is over south Pakistan and adjoining areas of Kutch. A cyclonic circulation is seen over coastal parts of Karnataka and a trough is extending from Kerala to this cyclonic circulation.
During the last 24 hours, light to moderate rain and thundershower occurred over Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and Muzaffarabad. Isolated light snowfall occurred over the upper reaches of These areas.
Light to moderate rain with isolated heavy spells occurred over Kerala. Moderate showers occurred over Lakshadweep. Coastal Karnataka, parts of north interior Karnataka, Konkan and Goa, eastern parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh received light to moderate rain and thundershower.
Isolated light rain occurred over Himachal Pradesh, east Uttar Pradesh, parts of Madhya Pradesh, Gangetic West Bengal, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
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The temperature dropped by 2-3 degrees over parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, North East Madhya Pradesh, western parts of Rajasthan and isolated pockets of Delhi and Haryana.
During the next 24 hours, light to moderate rain and thundershower activities are possible over Sikkim, sub–Himalayan West Bengal, parts of East Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Lakshadweep, Kerala, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Day temperatures are expected to increase significantly over North West and Central India leading to heatwave conditions at isolated pockets of Saurashtra and Kutch as well as parts of Konkan and Goa. Isolated pockets of Odisha will come under heatwave conditions. The weather for the rest of India will remain almost dry.
5-Day Nationwide Forecast
According to Weather.com, a cyclonic circulation over Northeastern India will bring isolated to scattered rain/snow with lightning over the region in this forecast period. While scattered snow or rain is likely across Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday and Friday, just scattered rains are predicted over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura on Sunday and Monday.
Further, a trough and circulation could also persist over Southern India, thereby causing isolated to scattered rains with lightning over Kerala in this period.
Meanwhile, a fresh Western Disturbance (WD) is forecast to affect the Western Himalayan Region (WHR) from Saturday night. It is expected to bring scattered to fairly widespread snow or rain with thunderstorms and lightning over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh on Sunday and Monday.
Dry weather conditions will be visible across Central, Western and Eastern India in this period, and over Northern India from Thursday to Saturday.
As for the mercury levels, maximum temperatures of 40°C or more are possible over isolated regions across Western and Southern India on Thursday, and they will spread out from Saturday. Moreover, maximum temperatures of 40°C or more are also likely over south Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, south Uttar Pradesh, a part of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on Monday.
Maximum temperatures will be below average over Central India and adjoining areas from Thursday to Saturday, while other areas are likely to witness near-normal or warmer temperatures in this period.
On the other hand, the minimum temperatures will be near-normal or slightly below average over Central India in this period. Other areas, however, shall remain warmer in this period.
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Scattered rain/snow and thunderstorms are likely over Arunachal Pradesh. Isolated rain and thunderstorms have been predicted over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Maximum temperatures of 40°C or more are possible over isolated places of coastal Western, Southern and Eastern India.
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