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India Weather Overview for Today

Isolated light rain may occur over parts of Madhya Pradesh, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, as well as parts of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Dense fog may occur over parts of Punjab, Haryana, and West Uttar Pradesh.

Minimum temperature of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh may increase marginally. Isolated light rain and snow are expected over upper reaches of Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh and Uttarakhand. The weather will remain dry over the entire country, Skymetweather noted.

India Weather Forecast for Feb 16 - 19

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light to moderate rain in several states across central India between February 16 and 18.

According to the forecast issued by the Met department on Monday, multiple weather systems are active over the region, which will trigger thunderstorm activities in the coming days over some parts of Uttar Pradesh, along with Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Odisha and Karnataka.

“An upper air cyclonic circulation lies over north Madhya Maharashtra, extending from it is a trough running till Kerala. There is another trough line running between west Rajasthan and central Madhya Pradesh. The northerly,easterly and southerly winds will confluence over central India, along with moisture incursion from the Bay of Bengal, resulting in thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and hail over Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and north interior Karnataka, Marathwada and Vidarbha between February 16 and 18,” said IMD officials.

With such weather, north India will experience warmer nights with significant rise in minimum temperatures. Towards the end of this week, the minimum temperatures over central India would rise by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius.

The Regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai, has warned of hailstorms over the state during the next three days. Bhandara, Gondia and Nagpur districts will experience hail on Tuesday whereas Buldhana, Gadchiroli, Wardha and Yavatmal districts will experience hail on Wednesday.

Hail storm is forecast on Thursday over Dhule, Nashik, Jalgaon and Aurangabad districts. Solapur, Latur and Osmanabad would experience hailstorms on February 19. The entire state will also experience light rain on Friday, Indianexpress noted.

India Weather Forecast for February

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What’s the weather like in India in February?

December to March is India’s high season, with beautifully warm temperatures, cooler nights, and sunny days. In February India is hot but not unbearable, so if you want to make the most of this fascinating country, from the idyllic beaches to the vibrant cities, this is a great month to visit. For the warmest weather, go to India towards the end of February, when temperatures are slightly higher.

Averages

In Goa on the southwestern coast, the weather’s warm but not too hot with an average temperature of 25°C and highs of 30°C in the peak of the afternoon. At night, temperatures cool right down to a low of 19°C, perfect for evenings out. Further inland in New Delhi, temperatures are much cooler with an average of 17°C, highs of 23°C and lows of a chilly 11°C. As for wet weather, Goa expects less than 1mm of rain in February while New Delhi is forecast 20mm. For swimming and snorkelling, the seas are a warm 28°C at this time of year, Thomascook noted.

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