India Weather Forecast (Today March 2): Fairly widespread rain possible over Arunachal Pradesh
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India's Weather forecast for March 2

Fairly widespread rain or snow and thunderstorms are likely over Arunachal Pradesh. Scattered rain or snow and thunderstorms are possible over Sikkim. Isolated rain with lightning is possible over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and Kerala. Scattered rain or snow and thunderstorms are expected over Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. Isolated rain or snow with lightning is possible over Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. Isolated rain is possible over Assam and Meghalaya.

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. 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.

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.

India Weather Forecast (Today March 2): Fairly widespread rain possible over Arunachal Pradesh
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5-Day Nationwide Weather Forecast

Parts of northeast India are all set to begin the month with wet weather conditions. As per the latest forecast, a cyclonic circulation is expected to persist over northeast India in this period. The system is likely to produce isolated to fairly-widespread snow or rain and thunderstorms over the parts of northeast India. Arunachal Pradesh may witness scattered to fairly widespread snow or rains with thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday. Moreover, scattered snow or rains with thunderstorms are likely over Sikkim on Monday and Tuesday.

As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), a fresh western disturbance is likely to affect the Western Himalayan Region from the night of March 2. Under the influence of this system, isolated to scattered rainfall or snowfall with isolated thunderstorms or lightning are possible over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand from March 3-5.

Dry weather is expected over other areas in this forecast period. The maximum temperatures are expected to be above normal over north India, while in northeast India, the temperatures are slightly less or near normal in this period. As per IMD, a fall in temperatures by 2-4°C is predicted over most parts of west, northwest, east, and central India during the next 48 hours. Furthermore, down south, the east coastal south India is likely to experience slightly cooler temperatures on Thursday and Friday. Other areas are expected to be slightly warmer or near normal in this period. Minimum temperatures are expected to be higher than normal over north India in this period.

Delhi 5-day weather forecast

India Weather Forecast (Today March 2): Fairly widespread rain possible over Arunachal Pradesh
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Mumbai 5-day weather forecast

India Weather Forecast (Today March 2): Fairly widespread rain possible over Arunachal Pradesh
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