According to Skymet Weather, an anti-cyclone is over southeast Pakistan and the adjoining Kutch region. A low-level trough is extending from Kerala to the north Karnataka coast. A wind discontinuity is seen in lower levels from Rayalaseema to south Odisha. A fresh western disturbance is expected to approach Western Himalayas by March 28.
During the last 24 hours, heatwave conditions were witnessed over isolated pockets of Saurashtra and Kutch, Konkan and Goa. Light to moderate rain and thundershowers with isolated heavy spells occurred over Kerala and isolated pockets of Tamil Nadu. Isolated light to very light rain occurred over parts of Assam.
Minimum temperatures dropped across Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, parts of east Rajasthan, eastern parts of Gujarat, as well as parts of Odisha by 2 to 3 degrees.
|The spike in temperature is expected as the Capital has seen clear skies in recent days, allowing direct sunlight to hit the land surface, officials added. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)|
During the next 24 hours, heatwave conditions expected to persist over isolated pockets of Saurashtra and Kutch, Konkan and Goa. Rain and thunderstorm with isolated lightning strikes may occur over Sikkim sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Kerala.
Moderate winds from the north-west direction are expected to continue over North-West and Central India. The weather for the rest of India will remain almost dry.
Temperatures in the national capital, which has seen a consistently warmer-than-usual March, are set to rise over the weekend and mercury is likely to touch 38 degrees Celsius by Monday, according to weather forecast by scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
According to Hindustan Times, the spike in temperature is expected as the Capital has seen clear skies in recent days, allowing direct sunlight to hit the land surface, officials added.
Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s regional weather forecasting centre, said on Friday, “The mercury levels will be on a rising trend till March 29. It is likely to be one of the warmest Holi that the city has ever seen, but the comparison would be a little difficult because the festival falls on different dates.”
However, there will be partial relief from the heat soon after, with temperatures expected to fall from March 30. “There is a forecast of strong winds on March 30 and March 31; this will help bring down the temperature again. From Tuesday, the maximum temperature is expected to be around 31-32 degrees Celsius again,” said Srivastava.
5-Day Nationwide Forecast
According to Weather.com, a fresh western disturbance is likely to affect Western Himalayan Region from Sunday onwards. Under its influence, scattered to fairly widespread rainfall/snowfall with thunderstorms and lightning are expected over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, while thunderstorms, lightning and hail are also on the cards over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan & Muzaffarabad during March 28-29.
Further, strong lower-level south-westerlies from the Bay of Bengal will cause fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with thunderstorms, thundersquall and lightning at isolated places over Northeast India during March 29 and April 2, with maximum activity during March 30-31. Isolated heavy falls on March 29 and 31 and isolated heavy to very heavy falls on March 30 are very likely over south Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram.
Kerala and the adjoining areas may see increasing rain from Saturday to Monday due to a trough along the coast.
A rise in maximum temperatures by 4-6°C is expected over most parts of Northwest India during the next two days. A gradual rise in maximum temperatures by 2-4°C is possible over most parts of Central and South India during the next two days, with no significant change thereafter.
No significant change in maximum temperatures is on the cards over Gujarat and Konkan during the next two days, with a gradual fall by 2-3°C likely thereafter. There will also be no significant change in maximum temperatures over interior Maharashtra during the next 24 hours, although they will rise gradually by 2-3°C thereafter.
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Fairly widespread rain/snow and thunderstorms are likely over Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Scattered rains and thunderstorms are on the cards over Kerala, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and Lakshadweep.
Isolated rain/snow and thunderstorms are possible over Uttarakhand, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh, while just isolated rain and thunderstorms are expected over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa.
Max temperatures will be over 40°C in some places of Northern, Central, Western, Eastern, and Southern India.
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