Rain activities likely to reduce over northwest India

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New Delhi (NVI): Rainfall activities over northwest India is likely to reduce from today, though light rain spells will continue to occur in the Western Himalayan region, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

According to IMD’s weather bulletin, “Dry weather is likely over northwest India from the January 7.”

This is under the influence of the Western Disturbance which brought rain and snow to the hills in the past four days has moved away and the moisture feed from Arabian Sea has significantly reduced, it added.

The Met department also predicted that, a feeble western disturbance is likely to impact only the Western Himalayan region today and tomorrow bringing light rain and snow in the hills and isolated rain over north Punjab on January 8.

“Under the influence of a trough area of low pressure from central parts of south Arabian Sea to north Madhya Maharashtra and an active easterly wave spell, scattered to fairly widespread rain accompanied with thunderstorm, lightning is likely over southern peninsular India during the next 3-4 days,” the IMD’s bulletin said.

Meanwhile, there will be fall in minimum temperatures by 4-6 degrees Celsius over plains of northwest India during next 3-4 days and cold wave conditions are likely over plains from January 11-13.

“Due to abundant moisture available in lower tropospheric levels and other favourable meteorological features, dense to very dense fog very likely in some to many pockets over plains of northwest India in the morning hours of January 7 to 10,” IMD predicted.

Furthermore, the Met department stated that, when western disturbances bring rain to northwest India, easterly waves affect the peninsular region particularly Tamil Nadu.

In addition, “The easterly waves have been intense with moisture feeding in from the ocean, which are expected to bring more rains in peninsular India in the next few days,” IMD said.