New Delhi (NVI): The India Meteorological Department (IMD) today said that day maximum temperatures are likely to be above normal in North, Central, parts of East and West India for another four to five days.
According to IMD’s weather bulletin, “Maximum temperatures are currently 3 to 6 degrees Celsius above normal over North, West, Central & East India.”
This covers Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Saurashtra & Kutch, Vidarbha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal, it added.
The Met department said that no significant change in maximum temperatures over these regions during next 4 to 5 days.
Meanwhile, strong surface winds (speed reaching 20-30 kmph) likely to prevail over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and Uttar Pradesh during next 24 hours, it said.
IMD also predicted that a feeble western disturbance lies as a cyclonic circulation over Jammu & Kashmir and neighborhood in lower tropospheric levels.
Under its influence, isolated rainfall/snowfall likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan & Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on March 3 and 4.
On the other hand, thunderstorm and lightning likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan & Muzaffarabad and Himachal Pradesh on March 3.
The Met department further said that another fresh western disturbance is likely to affect Western Himalayan region from March 5. Under its influence, scattered to fairly widespread rainfall/snowfall activity likely over the region during March 6 to 8 with maximum intensity on March 7.
Furthermore, “Scattered to fairly widespread rainfall likely over Arunachal Pradesh and isolated rainfall over Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura,” IMD’s bulletin said.
It added that thunderstorm/lightning also likely over these regions during next 2-3 days and thundersquall over Assam & Meghalaya on March 4.