India weather forecast latest, January 11: Temperatures drop over northwest areas and cause cold wave conditions
According to Skymet Weather, the Western Disturbance near Jammu and Kashmir will move forward. However, a new and weak western disturbance has formed over North Pakistan and adjoining areas.
A cyclonic circulation is formed over the southern central parts of the Arabian Sea. Another cyclonic system is also present over Sri Lanka and adjoining areas.
A trough is extending from the southeastern Arabian Sea to Gujarat. However, it is slowly becoming weaker.
During the next 24 hours, light to moderate rains may continue over Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Coastal Karnataka and Madhya Maharashtra. Rain activities in coastal Karnataka and central Maharashtra will reduce from January 10.
|Minimum temperatures are expected to fall in Delhi from January 11.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Light rains may occur over parts of Madhya Pradesh and southeastern Rajasthan as well as upper Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
In northwest India and parts of central India, the minimum temperature is expected to decrease by 2 to 3 days. In some parts, cold-like conditions may recur.
Dense fog is likely over Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and parts of North Rajasthan during the next 24 hours.
According to Hindustan Times, minimum temperatures are likely to fall further gradually by 3 to 5 degree C during the next 3-4 days, causing cold wave conditions over Punjab, Haryana and north Rajasthan from January 11 to 13.
Minimum temperature has started dropping over many parts of northwest India after the western disturbance that affected the western Himalayas on January 7 and 8, passed. Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 7.8 degrees Celsius on Sunday compared to 10.8 degree C on Saturday.
Bhopal recorded a minimum temperature was 19.2 degrees Celsius on Saturday, which decreased further to 16.4 degrees Celsius on Sunday morning, the official said.
He said Madhya Pradesh has witnessed three wet spells during the current winter season, including two this month. The state received rain for the first time this winter in the second-half of last month.
Due to dry north/north westerly winds over most parts of northwest India, minimum temperatures are likely to fall further gradually by 3 to 5 degree C during the next 3-4 days, causing cold wave conditions over Punjab, Haryana and north Rajasthan from January 11 to 13, as per the weather forecast.
Under the influence of cyclonic circulation over southeast Arabian Sea and another cyclonic circulation over Sri Lanka and neighbourhood, scattered to fairly widespread rainfall with moderate thunderstorm and lightning is very likely over southern peninsular India during the next 3-4 days, according to the met department.
|Photo: Weather Online
Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal during January 9 to 11 and isolated heavy rainfall is likely over Kerala and Mahe during the same period, the weather department forecast said.
Due to a trough (area of low pressure) in low level easterlies from southeast Arabian Sea to northwest Madhya Pradesh, scattered rainfall with isolated thunderstorm and lightning is very likely over Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and West Madhya Pradesh during the next 12 hours, the forecast said.
According to IMD, heavy to very heavy rainfall are expected at isolated places very likely over south Tamilnadu and heavy rainfall at isolated places over Kerala & Mahe.
Besides, thunderstorm accompanied with lighning at isolated places very likely over Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Karaikal, Kerala and Mahe and Lakshadweep. Cold wave conditions are likely to cover isolated pockets very likely over north Jajasthan.
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