Weather Report, Jan 18: North-East India to witness snowfall on Tuesday. Scattered snowfall is likely over Sikkim and Ladakh on Tuesday. Isolated snow or rain is possible over Arunachal Pradesh, Sub Himalayan West Bengal, Uttarakhand, and Jammu & Kashmir.
On the other hand on Wednesday it is predicted that isolated snow/rain is possible over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Sikkim, and Sub Himalayan West Bengal. Also, isolated rains are expected over Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Mizoram.
“Scattered to widespread light/moderate rainfall very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, north Rajasthan and Isolated to scattered rainfall over Madhya Pradesh during 21st to 23rd January with maximum intensity on 22nd January,” IMD tweeted on the weather of North-East India.
Scattered to fairly widespread light/moderate rainfall over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura during 20th-22nd January.
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) January 18, 2022
A Western Disturbance will start to affect Northwest India, bringing widespread snow/rain in the West Himalayan region from Wednesday into Thursday. Snow totals are likely to add up to 20 cm in mountain areas of Jammu & Kashmir for two days from Wednesday. On the other hand, the precipitation activity is forecast to move eastward toward the Northeastern region on Friday.
Another Western Disturbance is expected to affect northwestern India. It will induce a cyclonic circulation in Rajasthan and produce widespread rain/snow over the northern half of India from this weekend into early next week.
In the South, overall dry weather with no significant rainfall activity is expected for the next five days.
Meanwhile, cold day conditions are predicted in some areas of Northwestern India on Tuesday and Wednesday before these conditions temporally abate in the subsequent two days. Another cold day condition is likely to start this weekend in much of the northern half of India.
Furthermore, dense to very dense fog in the night/morning hours is expected in some pockets of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Odisha for the next two days.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert over Uttar Pradesh for today so individuals are “prepared” for the cold day conditions.
As for mercury levels, the minimum temperatures are likely to rise by 2-4°C over Northwest India during the next 4-5 days. And in East India, a fall in minimum temperatures by 2-3°C over the next 24 hours is expected with no significant change after that.