North India to experience severe cold snap as southern states brace for more rain

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North India will experience a severe cold snap

A cyclonic circulation exists on the South East bay of bengal and is expected to move west-northwest towards the Tamil Nadu coast over the next 4-5 days. A trough extends from the cyclonic circulation to the coast of Tamil Nadu.

Scattered/fairly widespread light to moderate rain is expected over the next five days over Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Mahé, Pondicherry, and Karaikal. Isolated heavy rain is expected in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherryand Karaikal over the next few days, as well as in Kerala and Mahe Thursday and Friday.

Cold wave in the North

Extremely heavy isolated rainfall is also expected over Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Karaikal these two days, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) this morning.

Meanwhile, minimal disturbance activity from the west and accompanying heat has started a cold spell in northwest India, with the IMD predicting cold snap conditions over Punjab, Haryanaand northern rajasthan for the next two days before getting up.

As predicted in these columns on Sunday, dense to moderate fog spread in isolated pockets across the plains of West Bengal and Sikkim, while shallow fog lingered over isolated pockets above Jammu and Kashmir. AT Cooch Behar (50 metre), Gangtok (200 metre), and Srinagar, visibility was reduced to 500 meters or less (500 metre).

Temperature trends

A detailed forecast indicates that no substantial change in minimum (night) temperatures is expected over most parts of northwestern India over the next two days, followed by a steady increase of 2-3 degrees. Celsius thereafter. Over the next two days, overnight temperatures in Madhya Pradesh could drop by 2 to 4 degrees Celsius under cloudless skies, with no major change beyond that.

Minimum temperatures are expected to drop by 2-4 degrees Celsius in eastern India and Gujarat state over the next 3-4 days, while there will be no substantial change over Maharashtra over the next two days, but they could drop 2 to 3 degrees. Celsius thereafter. Over the next 4 to 5 days, no substantial change in minimum temperatures is expected in the rest of the country.

Light to moderate fog

During this period, there is a risk of shallow to moderate fog in isolated locations in northwest India. An extended forecast from November 27 to 29 called for widespread light to moderate rain across the southern peninsula, with isolated heavy showers over northern Tamil Nadu and the adjacent southern coast of Andhra Pradesh.

Heavy rains fell in eastern Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam in the 24 hours ending this morning (Monday). A beneficial trough extends from a region of well-defined persistent low pressure across the west-central and south-west Arabian Sea to the coast of northern Maharashtra.

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