Weather Update: Cold Wave, Snow, and Rain Predictions Across India


New Delhi : Across India, there has been a notable shift in weather patterns, heralding a period of intense cold. In the mountainous regions, there’s an anticipation of snowfall. The northern parts of India, including the national capital, woke up to a chilly Tuesday morning marked by dense fog. In Delhi, the morning temperature was recorded at 8 degrees Celsius, while Lucknow experienced a cooler 13.8 degrees.

The weather department predicts that Delhi’s maximum temperature for the day might reach 24 degrees, with a minimum of 6 degrees. Between December 13th and 15th, the maximum temperatures are expected to hover around 23 degrees, with minimums in the range of 6-7 degrees.

Turning to Himachal Pradesh, several districts in this region, as well as in Uttarakhand, are likely to experience rainfall and snowfall. According to the Shimla weather center, clear skies are expected in Himachal from December 13th to 17th. Districts like Shimla, Solan, Sirmaur, Mandi, Kullu, Chamba, Kinnaur, and Lahaul-Spiti are anticipated to witness snowfall and rain.

The weather department’s director, Surendra Paul, notes that the Western Disturbance is not very active, limiting its impact mainly to high-altitude areas, resulting in light snowfall in the mountains. This, in turn, will contribute to the chilly weather in other regions of the state.

In Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, a continuous drop in temperature has been observed, influenced by the Western Disturbance. The northward winds also contribute to the cold sensation in these states. The weather department expects cold and dry winds throughout the day in both states.

In Bihar, meteorologist S.K. Patel predicts that the average maximum temperature will range between 24-26 degrees, with minimums of 11-15 degrees. A post-week increase in cold is expected due to the Western Disturbance’s activity, along with dry and sunny days.

The Meteorological Center of Jharkhand issued a warning, forecasting that Ranchi’s minimum temperature might drop to 8-9 degrees Celsius in the next five days. The recent rapid change in weather is primarily attributed to the stagnation of the Mitchoung cyclone.

Lastly, the weather outlook for South India indicates a likelihood of rain in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Kerala. Areas like Thrissur, Mamallapuram, Udupi, and Madurai are expected to experience moderate to heavy rainfall.


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