IMD predicts wet spell over east, central India and dense fog over north India

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday said the wet spell over east India and coastal Andhra Pradesh would continue during the next two days and decrease significantly thereafter while dense to very dense fog would continue over north India during the next 4-5 days.

The IMD also predicted cold day conditions over northwest India for the next two days.

A trough runs from north interior Karnataka to north interior Odisha in lower tropospheric levels and there is a cyclonic circulation over south Konkan in lower tropospheric levels, under the influence of which, the IMD said, there would be scattered to fairly widespread light/moderate rainfall very likely over coastal Andhra Pradesh till January 16 and isolated to scattered light/moderate rainfall over Marathwada, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana on Saturday.

On Saturday, isolated light/moderate rainfall is very likely over sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, and Jharkhand, isolated thunderstorms with lightning/hail very likely over sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, and isolated light/moderate rainfall over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura.

Under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over southwest Bay of Bengal and another over south Tamil Nadu in lower tropospheric levels; isolated light rainfall/thundershower is expected over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala, and Mahe during the next 4-5 days.

Two fresh Western Disturbances are very likely to affect northwest India, the first from January 16, which is likely to cause isolated to scattered precipitation on January 16 and 17; while the second would be from January 18 and is likely to cause light/moderate scattered to fairly widespread precipitation over Western Himalayan Region and light isolated to scattered rainfall over adjoining plains for subsequent 2-3 days.

The IMD said there would be no significant change in minimum temperatures in northwest India during the next three days and rise by 2-3 degrees Celsius thereafter. It also said, there would be no significant change in minimum temperatures over east India during the next three days and fall by 2-3 degrees Celsius thereafter.

Dense/very dense fog in some/isolated pockets in night/morning hours is very likely over Western Himalayan Region, Rajasthan, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura during next two days, over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi during next three days and over Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during next five days, the IMD bulletin added.



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