Heavy rain likely over Northwest India today; maximum temps to rise from Friday

  • | Tuesday | 23rd March, 2021

Heavy widespread Rains are predicted in most Northern part of the Country, while there is predictions of temperature rise in the areas by Friday this week. Read further for a full area wise report. 

Many parts of the western Himalayas and northwest India recorded widespread and moderate rain on Monday. Rain and thunderstorms are likely over northwest India on Tuesday also, according to India Meteorological Department.

A Western Disturbance as a trough (area of low pressure, WD) in mid and upper tropospheric westerlies is affecting the region. An induced cyclonic circulation is lying over northwest Rajasthan and is likely to move over Punjab by Tuesday.

There is moisture incursion from north Arabian Sea over northwest India which is also likely to continue till Tuesday. Under the influence of all these meteorological features, widespread rainfall or snowfall and thunderstorm with lightning is likely over the western Himalayan region (Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand) till Tuesday. Hailstorm activity is also likely over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand till Wednesday.

 Widespread rain and isolated hailstorm is very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh and east Rajasthan till Tuesday. After the WD moves away on March 24, temperatures are likely to rise swiftly over northwest India.

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