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India weather forecast latest, January 16: North India braces for cold air while parts of South India experience wet weather

January 15, 2021 | 18:31

Parts of south India are likely to experience wet weather conditions due to the presence of a cyclonic circulation over the southeast Arabian Sea. Meanwhile, north India is forecasted to brace for cold air.

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According to Skymet Weather, a cyclonic circulation is over Comorin and adjoining Maldives. A trough is extending from this system to the south-western parts of the Bay of Bengal across southern coastal Tamil Nadu.

Cold and dry northwest winds are blowing over the states of northwest, central and eastern India.

During the next 24 hours, light to moderate rains are likely to continue over Tamil Nadu, Kerala and parts of Lakshadweep. Heavy rainfall may occur at one or two places but there will be a decrease in the rain after 24 hours.

For the next 2 days, moderate to dense fog will prevail over the Gangetic plains of India, which may affect normal life.

India weather forecast latest, january 16: north india braces for cold air while parts of south experience wet weather
Tourists take pictures in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, on January 14. (PTI)

An outbreak of cold wave along with North India will be seen in the Gangetic plains and eastern India from eastern Uttar Pradesh to Bihar. Day temperatures will also be below normal in all these areas.

Fairly widespread rain and thunderstorms are likely over Lakshadweep. Scattered rain and thunderstorms are expected over Kerala. Isolated rain/snow is possible over Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. Isolated rain is expected over Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Besides, dense to very dense fog is likely over a few places of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, over isolated places over Bihar and Sikkim. Dense fog is predicted over isolated pockets of north Rajasthan, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.

Cold day to severe cold day conditions are likely over isolated pockets of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Cold day conditions are expected over isolated pockets of Bihar. Cold wave and ground frost conditions are likely over isolated pockets of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and north Rajasthan. Cold wave conditions are expected over isolated pockets of Bihar.

India weather forecast latest, january 16: north india braces for cold air while parts of south experience wet weather
Photo: Weather Online

5-Day Nationwide Weather Forecast

According to Weather.com, parts of south India are likely to experience wet weather conditions due to the presence of a cyclonic circulation over the southeast Arabian Sea on Friday morning.

The system is likely to bring fairly widespread rain and thunderstorms over Lakshadweep on Friday and Saturday. Moreover, it will bring isolated to scattered rain and thunderstorms over parts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala, Mahe and Lakshadweep during the next 24 hours and a reduction in rainfall activities over these regions is expected thereafter.

Moreover, the IMD forecast states that the conditions are becoming favourable for a cessation of northeast monsoon rains over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal, Kerala & Mahe and adjoining areas of coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Rayalaseema and South Interior Karnataka around January 19.

Cold day to severe cold day conditions are likely over isolated places of the plain area of northern India, north-central India and northeast India on Friday and Saturday. Cold wave and ground frost conditions are likely over isolated places of north India and adjoining areas on Friday.

India weather forecast latest, january 16: north india braces for cold air while parts of south experience wet weather
Photo: IMD

Minimum temperatures are lower or slightly lower below normal over north India, central India and northeast India on Friday and Saturday. Minimum temperatures are higher than average over west India, south India, south-east India and northeast India on Friday and Saturday and across India from Sunday onward.

Regional forecast

Fairly widespread rain and thunderstorms are likely over Lakshadweep. Scattered rain and thunderstorms are expected over Kerala.

Besides, isolated rain/snow is possible over Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. Isolated rain is expected over Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Dense to very dense fog is likely over a few places of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, over isolated places over Bihar and Sikkim. Dense fog is predicted over isolated pockets of north Rajasthan, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.

India weather forecast latest, january 16: north india braces for cold air while parts of south experience wet weather
Photo: Meteoblue

Cold day to severe cold day conditions are likely over isolated pockets of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Cold day conditions are expected over isolated pockets of Bihar. Cold wave and ground frost conditions are likely over isolated pockets of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and north Rajasthan. Moreover, cold wave conditions are expected over isolated pockets of Bihar.

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