India Weather Forecast (Today Feb 24): Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu to witness isolated rainfall
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India's Weather forecast for February 24

Light to moderate rainfall is expected to lash several states in South India in the coming days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said. In its all India weather bulletin, the IMD said that states including Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Kerala will witnesses rainfall at a few places with isolated thunderstorms and lightning during the next 24 hours. The IMD attributed the change in weather conditions to the cyclonic circulation which lies at 5.8 km above mean sea level lies over north Kerala and its neighborhood.

The cold weather conditions in the Northern states of India are under the influence of the Western Disturbance as a trough in mid-tropospheric levels roughly along longitude 55°E to the north of latitude 30°N and a fresh Western Disturbance, which is likely to affect the Western Himalayan Region & adjoining plains from February 24.

India Weather Forecast (Today Feb 24): Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu to witness isolated rainfall
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5-Day Nationwide Weather Forecast

A western disturbance is set to affect the weather over the Western Himalayan region by bringing widespread snow/rain, along with local thunderstorms and hail for the next few days. As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the system will produce fairly widespread to widespread rainfall/snowfall over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, and Muzaffarabad during the next five days; isolated to scattered rainfall/snowfall over Himachal Pradesh for the next two days, and fairly widespread for subsequent three days and isolated to scattered rainfall/snowfall over Uttarakhand the during next five days.

Furthermore, isolated thunderstorms and lightning are very likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand during the next five days. Isolated hailstorms are also expected over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, and Muzaffarabad on 24th and 25th; Himachal Pradesh during 25th-27th, and over Uttarakhand during 23rd-27th February.

Giving details about the weather conditions in North India, the IMD said that isolated heavy rainfall and snowfall is very likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh on February 25 and 26 and over Himachal Pradesh on February 26, 2021. The IMD said that due to the weather conditions, fairly widespread rainfall and snowfall very likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, and Himachal Pradesh for the next 3 days and fairly widespread for subsequent 2 days and isolated to scattered rainfall/snowfall over Uttarakhand during next 5 days.

Lastly, isolated heavy rainfall/snowfall has been predicted over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, and Muzaffarabad on 25th, 26th, and 27th February, and over Himachal Pradesh on 26th and 27th February. TWC met team forecasts that the heaviest snowfall will occur on Friday, with snow totals in excess of 80 cm/day likely over the western part of Jammu & Kashmir. Also, intermittently isolated snow/rain is expected over the Himalayan region for the next few days as well.

Meanwhile, a feeble cyclonic circulation located over Northern Kerala is expected to bring spells of rain in some areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala on Tuesday. Warmer temperature trends have been forecast for much of India until early March at least. Temperatures exceeding 40°C are possible in some pockets of Konkan and Goa from Saturday onwards. Dense fog is likely in some plain areas of North India on Tuesday and Wednesday in the morning period.

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Delhi 5-day weather forecast

India Weather Forecast (Today Feb 24): Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu to witness isolated rainfall
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Mumbai 5-day weather forecast

India Weather Forecast (Today Feb 24): Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu to witness isolated rainfall
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India Weather Forecast (Today Feb 24): Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu to witness isolated rainfall
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Regional Forecast

Fairly widespread snow/rain and thunderstorms are likely over Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. Scattered snow/rain and thunderstorms are expected over Himachal Pradesh. Isolated snow/rain, thunderstorms, and hail are possible over Uttarakhand. Isolated rain is on the cards over Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, and Tamil Nadu. Dense fog is likely in some areas of Punjab and Haryana in the morning period.

Widespread snow/rain, thunderstorms, and hail have been forecast over Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. Scattered rain/snow, thunderstorms, and hail are likely over Himachal Pradesh. Isolated snow/rain, thunderstorms, and hail are possible over Uttarakhand. Isolated rain is expected over Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Sub Himalayan West Bengal, and Tamil Nadu. Dense fog is likely in some areas of Punjab and Haryana in the morning period.

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