India Daily Weather Forecast Today (Feb 19): Warmer days in Usher, Maharashtra to witness scattered rains
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India's Weather forecast for February 19

After continuous cold conditions experienced all through January and the beginning of February, the plains over North India reported a sharp shift in temperatures since last week. This has triggered apprehensions that the cold season is ending soon and the summers are going to start early, said India Express. In the absence of cold waves and cold day conditions over the plains of north India, temperatures began to soar. Delhi, Dehradun, and many locations in both the plains and the hills recorded significantly above normal day temperatures for this time of the year.

Scattered snow/rain and thunderstorms are likely over Arunachal Pradesh, whereas scattered rains and thunderstorms are expected over Maharashtra, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Karnataka, Kerala, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Isolated snow/rain and thunderstorms are possible over Sikkim and Uttarakhand. Isolated rain and thunderstorms have been forecast over Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, and Jharkhand. Dense to very dense fog is on the cards at isolated places over Punjab and Haryana. Dense fog is likely at isolated places over Uttar Pradesh.

As for tomorrow, scattered snow/rain and thunderstorms are likely over Arunachal Pradesh. Isolated rain and thunderstorms are possible over Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Telangana, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.. Dense to very dense fog has been forecast at isolated places over Punjab. Dense fog is likely at isolated places over Uttar Pradesh.

As days continued to become warmer in the Kashmir Valley and the Jammu division on Thursday, signs of early spring were noticed in Kashmir, with new buds appearing on willow and other trees. "Normal maximum temperature in Srinagar should have been 9.9°C yesterday, but it was 17.1°C, indicating an upward departure of 7.2°C. With days becoming warmer, signs of an early spring have started appearing in the valley," an official of the meteorological (MET) department said.

Srinagar recorded -1°C, Pahalgam -4.3°C, and Gulmarg -2.5°C as the minimum temperatures for the day. Further, Leh town of Ladakh registered -10.6°C, Kargil -11.8°C and Drass -21.8°C as the night's lowest temperature. Meanwhile, both Jammu city and Katra recorded 10.8°C, Batote 5°C, Bannihal 0.6°C and Bhaderwah 2.2°C as their minimum temperatures.

India Daily Weather Forecast Today (Feb 19): Warmer days in Usher, Maharashtra to witness scattered rains
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5-Day Nationwide Weather Forecast

Dry northerly winds and moist easterly winds are expected to converge over Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh, resulting in active thunderstorms. This activity will continue through Thursday, with scattered rains likely over Maharashtra, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, and some of Odisha before dissipating on Friday morning. In view of this forecast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued orange alerts over East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Maharashtra's Marathwada and Vidarbha on Thursday, February 18. Similarly, winds converging along coastal Karnataka and coastal Kerala will produce showers from Thursday afternoon to Friday morning.

Another wind convergence zone is located at the southwest Bay of Bengal. Much of the rainfall will be over the open waters, but some coastal areas along Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh may witness wet weather on Friday. The main event will approach Southern India towards the weekend, and inland areas may also be engulfed in scattered rain. Thunderstorms, too, are possible across the coastal areas. Low wind speeds and high relative humidity will allow dense fog to form in some pockets over the Punjab plains on the morning of Thursday and Friday. Some of the Gangetic plains may see dense fog on Friday morning.

Under the influence of a feeble western disturbance, isolated rainfall/snowfall with isolated thunderstorms, lightning and hail are very likely over Uttarakhand during the next 24 hours. Arunachal Pradesh, too, will experience lingering isolated snow due to a feeble but persistent cyclonic circulation until Saturday. Meanwhile, a fresh western disturbance will affect weather across the Western Himalayan region from Saturday onwards.

As for temperatures, the maximum temperatures will be 4°C to 8°C cooler than normal across eastern Madhya Pradesh and the adjoining areas from Thursday to Saturday. On the other hand, minimum temperatures will be warmer than normal across much of the country during this forecast period, except Deccan Plateau, where the mercury levels will be normal. The IMD adds that dense to very dense fog is expected in isolated/some pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, and West Uttar Pradesh in the morning hours of Friday, with the intensity and spatial coverage reducing thereafter.

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India Daily Weather Forecast Today (Feb 19): Warmer days in Usher, Maharashtra to witness scattered rains
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India Daily Weather Forecast Today (Feb 19): Warmer days in Usher, Maharashtra to witness scattered rains
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