India Weather Forecast Today (Feb 4): Western Disturbance over North Pakistan, cyclonic circulation in Arabian Sea.
India's Weather forecast for February 4
During the last 24 hours, light to moderate rains occurred over southern parts of Tamil Nadu. Isolated light rain occurred over Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, and Muzaffarabad, Skymet cited. Minimum temperatures increased over North, West, Central, and parts of East India leading to abatement of cold wave conditions from these areas. The dense fog continued over the foothills of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar as well as over isolated pockets of Punjab and Tripura.
During the next 24 hours, light rain and snow may occur over Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, isolated pockets of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh. Rain and snow activities will increase over Uttarakhand. Scattered rain is possible over parts of Punjab. Minimum temperatures will increase for the over Northwest, Central and Eastern parts of the country. The intensity of fog will reduce further over Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar.
On Thursday, widespread snow/rain and thunderstorms are likely over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Scattered rain and thunderstorms are possible over Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh. Isolated snow/rain and thunderstorms are possible over Jammu & Kashmir. Isolated snow/rain is expected over Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh. Isolated rain is possible over Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Dense fog is likely at isolated places of north and central India.
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5-Day Nationwide Weather Forecast
A western disturbance is very likely to impact the plains of northwest India from today. The system is expected to bring—scattered to fairly widespread—light to moderate rain or snow over Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Muzaffarabad on February 3. In addition, some isolated areas of these places are also likely to witness thunderstorms, lightning, and hail on Wednesday.
Likewise, these aforementioned weather conditions are predicted to prevail over Himachal Pradesh on February 3-4 and over Uttarakhand on February 4-5. The best snowfalls of 15-50 cm are expected across northern parts of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand for the next three days from Wednesday to Friday.
As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the interaction between this western disturbance and lower level southeasterlies from the Bay of Bengal is likely to cause isolated to fairly widespread light to moderate rain over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, north Rajasthan, northwest Madhya Pradesh and west Uttar Pradesh on February 4. Moreover, these similar conditions are in forecast over east Uttar Pradesh, east Madhya Pradesh, and north Chhattisgarh for February 5.
High humidity is expected to give rise to dense fog and the resultant low visibility across Punjab on Friday morning. Other areas are likely to experience dry weather conditions during this forecast period. Some parts of Arunachal Pradesh may witness isolated snow. Maximum temperatures will be warmer than normal across Rajasthan and the adjoining areas on Wednesday with southerly winds. As northwesterly winds gradually get notable across northern plains, temperatures both in maximums and minimums are expected to decrease this weekend.
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Continuing with the chilling weather conditions, northern and central India is likely to witness rainfall between February 3 to 5. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), in most parts of northwest and central India, there is a possibility of a rise in minimum temperature during the next three to four days and a cold wave in the next 24 hours.
"Between February 3 and 5, there is a possibility of southwest winds and western disturbances over northwestern plains and central India. Due to this change, there is a strong possibility of rain, snowfall, lightning, and hailstorm in the western Himalayan region from the night of February 2 to February 5", the IMD said.
"Heavy rain or snowfall may occur over Himachal Pradesh on February 4 and Jammu and Kashmir on February 3 and 4. Rain and hailstorm are likely over the plains of northwest India with lightning from February 3 to 5. Rainfall may occur over Madhya Pradesh from February 4 to 5 and over eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand from February 5 to 6," the IMD further said.
The national capital usually does not receive much rainfall in the month of January, but this time Delhi recorded heavy rainfall in January. The IMD said that due to western disturbance, a heavy snowfall alert has been issued in the mountainous regions of North India along with rain. With this, there is a possibility of thunderstorms in Delhi in the first week of February. The IMD has predicted rain in eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand on February 4 and 5.
Due to the Western Disturbance, widespread rains are likely to occur over Northwest India, parts of Central and East India this week. A cyclone is adjoining Central Pakistan and West Rajasthan. This is likely to affect the weather in North-West India and the Western Himalayan region from tonight. There is also a possibility of rain in the plains of Northwest India from February 3 to 5 with moderate lightning or thunderstorm with isolated lightning and hail.
Delhi 5-day weather forecast
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Mumbai 5-day weather forecast
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