India Weather Forecast (Today March 1): Dry weather to prevail across India as summer creeps in
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India's Weather forecast for March 1

Isolated thunderstorms are possible over northwestern Jammu, the Malabar Coast, south Konkan Coast, and Lakshadweep for the rest of Sunday. Maximum temperature of 40°C or more is possible over some plain areas inland of the Konkan Coast, including east and southeast of Mumbai (Kalyan, Mahad, Chiplun & Rajapur) in Maharashtra and around Puttur in Karnataka. In the morning, dense fog is possible in and around the coast of Gujarat, Puducherry, coastal Tamil Nadu, in addition to some parts of the Malabar Coast, southwestern edge of the Western Ghats, and coastal Andhra Pradesh.

Isolated thunderstorms are possible over the Malabar Coast and southern part of the Konkan Coast. Maximum temperature of 40°C or more is possible over some plain areas inland of the Konkan Coast such as east & southeast of Mumbai (Kalyan, Mahad, Chiplun & Rajapur) in Maharashtra. In the morning, dense fog is possible in much of Puducherry and coastal Tamil Nadu, and also in some parts of the southwestern edge of the Western Ghats and northeastern coastal Andhra Pradesh.

India Weather Forecast (Today March 1): Dry weather to prevail across India as summer creeps in
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5-Day Nationwide Weather Forecast

Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 31.7 degrees Celsius on Saturday, Mumbai, 34.6 degrees, and Kolkata, 35.8 degrees as many parts of India experienced the hottest spring they have in years as the absence of western disturbances, cyclonic storms originating in the Mediterranean more than offset the effect of La Niña, which many experts expected to prolong the winter in the northern plains. There might be a respite for a few days, from Sunday to the middle of next week, but it isn’t expected to be much of one, and then, forecasters say, it will heat up even more. Since Monday (till Saturday), maximum temperatures in Delhi have read: 28.9; 31.5; 32.5; 33.2; 33; and 31.7 degrees C.

The situation is similar in most cities in the northern plains. Mumbai’s maximum temperature over the same period has ranged between 33.9 and 36.1 degrees C. These are between 5 and 7 degrees higher than normal. How unique is this? According to India Meteorological Department’s data, Delhi’s maximum temperature didn’t touch 30 degrees C in 2020, 2019, 2015, 2014, and 2013 in February. There were 4 days with 30 degrees C + maximum temperature in 2018; three days in 2017; and five days in 2016.

Earlier, meteorologists expected winter to be prolonged this year because of La Niña, a global weather phenomenon. El Niño and the Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a periodic fluctuation in sea surface temperature and the air pressure of the overlying atmosphere across the equatorial Pacific Ocean, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ENSO has a major influence on weather and climate patterns such as heavy rains, floods, and drought. El Niño has a warming influence on global temperatures, while La Niña has the opposite effect. In India for example, El Niño is associated with drought or weak monsoon while La Niña is associated with strong monsoon and above-average rains and colder winters.

Sunny weather and warmer-than-normal temperatures are expected across the country as a large high pressure dominates the region. Snowfall or rainfall is possible in several areas of the Trans and Western Himalayas on Wednesday and Thursday due to a feeble western disturbance. Rain or sleet is forecast in Arunachal Pradesh due to a local cyclonic circulation

Daytime temperatures can exceed 40°C in several parts of the Konkan and Karanataka Coast, including Mumbai, due to calm wind conditions and relatively strong shortwave radiation brought by sunlight. A maximum temperature of 40°C or more is possible over east and southeast of Mumbai in Maharashtra and around Puttur in Karnataka.

In the morning, low visibility condition due to fog formation is forecast in several parts of the Coromandel coast due to onshore calm and relatively humid wind. Foggy conditions will prevail across Puducherry and coastal Tamil Nadu on Tuesday and Wednesday, and also in northeastern coastal Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. Temperatures will continue to be much higher than normal in the central part of the Himalayan Region, including Nepal, at least until the middle of March.

Delhi 5-day weather forecast

India Weather Forecast (Today March 1): Dry weather to prevail across India as summer creeps in
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Mumbai 5-day weather forecast

India Weather Forecast (Today March 1): Dry weather to prevail across India as summer creeps in
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