India weather forecast latest, December 27: Rain to sweep northern states as severe cold wave prevails during year-end
According to Skymet Weather, a Western Disturbance lies over Jammu and Kashmir. While a new western disturbance is coming towards North India. This system has also reached close to North Pakistan.
A cyclonic circulation is seen over East Bangladesh and adjoining areas. The low-pressure area over the southeastern parts of the Arabian Sea has weakened. It has now become a cyclonic system.
During the next 24 hours, light to moderate rains may occur over Andaman and Nicobar Islands, with few heavy spells. Light to moderate rains are also expected over Kerala and Lakshadweep region.
Moderate to dense fog is expected to persist over many parts of Punjab, Haryana, eastern Uttar Pradesh and some places in Bihar.
In the northwest and eastern India, minimum temperature will be below normal. After this, the minimum temperature of North, Central and Northeast India will increase.
|“Scattered to Fairly widespread rainfall/snowfall is very likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan & Muzaffarabad,” IMD said.(Hindustan Times)|
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that widespread rainfall or snowfall is very likely over northern parts of India in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The weather bureau has also said that cold wave to severe cold wave conditions would prevail over some states due to strengthening of northwesterly/northerly lower-level winds from December 29.
In a series of tweets, the weather bureau updated its forecasts for north Indian states till the end of December, saying the cold wave conditions are likely to extend to parts of western and central India towards the end of this month. “Under the influence of the approaching Western Disturbance Scattered to Fairly widespread rainfall/snowfall is very likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan & Muzaffarabad,” IMD said.
Similarly, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand would also experience rainfall or snowfall and thundershowers are expected in Punjab and Haryana, on December 27 and 28, IMD said. Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan and West Uttar Pradesh are also set to experience cold wave or severe cold wave conditions because of “the strengthening of cold and dry northwesterly/northerly lower level winds,” IMD said.
Cold day conditions are predicted for these states on December 28 and 29 and on December 29 and 30 for northern Rajasthan. Dense to very dense fog during morning hours is also expected during the morning hours in these states from December 28 till the year end. “Ground Frost conditions are likely in isolated pockets over Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Rajasthan and West Madhya Pradesh during 28th-29th December, 2020,” IMD tweeted.
Towards the end of December, these cold wave conditions are also expected to spread towards western India. “Northern parts of Saurashtra & Kutch and West Madhya Pradesh also likely to experience cold wave conditions on these days,” IMD said.
IMD had earlier forecast that a new western disturbance might affect the western Himalayan region and the plains in northwestern India starting December 27 and isolated or scattered rainfall or snowfall in many northern and northwestern states.
Most towns and cities in northwest India recorded poor and very poor category air on Saturday, Hindustan Times reported. While Delhi has an air quality index (AQI) of 324 in the very poor category, NCR cities of Faridabad, Gurugram and Noida recorded poor air quality. The air quality is likely to deteriorate further from December 27 due to a change in wind speed, associated with an approaching western disturbance.
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“The wind speed increased to 10 to 15 kmph on Friday which helped improve the air quality but we are expecting AQI to deteriorate again on December 27 and 28 to the lower end of the very poor or severe category. When a western disturbance approaches, winds slow down, resulting in an accumulation of pollutants,” said VK Soni, scientist at IMD’s air quality management division.
A moderate intensity western disturbance is likely to lead to a substantial fall in minimum temperatures once again at the end of the year. It will be preceded by a gradual rise in minimum temperatures by 2 to 3 degree C in the next three days, from December 25 to 27, followed by the 3 to 5 degree C drop over northwest India between December 28 and 30.
“Minimum temperatures are likely to drop by around 3 to 5 degree C after December 28. Winter is at its peak during December end and January beginning. But because of the influence of a western disturbance, it can be harsher. Both October and November have been colder than usual this year, but December has been mild so far,” said RK Jenamani, senior scientist, national weather forecasting centre.
The western disturbance is likely to affect Western Himalayan region and cause widespread snowfall over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, Muzaffarabad; scattered snowfall over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and isolated rain or thundershowers over adjoining plains of northwest India during December 27 and 28.
“After the passage of the system and under the influence of the consequent strengthening of cold and dry north-westerly or northerly lower-level winds, cold wave conditions will set in again,” IMD said in its Friday bulletin.
Cold wave to severe cold wave conditions are likely in isolated pockets over Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and ‘cold wave’ conditions are likely in isolated pockets over Uttar Pradesh, north Rajasthan and north Madhya Pradesh during December 28 and 29.
Ground frost conditions are likely over parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and north Rajasthan, during December 28 and 29.
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