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Chilling Updates: Dense Fog Warning & Weather Forecast

Weather: As winter continues to grip various parts of India, it’s essential to stay updated on the prevailing minimum temperatures and upcoming weather patterns. Here’s a detailed analysis of the current situation and forecast for the next few days:

Weather: Current Minimum Temperatures:

Minimum temperatures ranging between 4-8°C are currently prevailing over most parts of Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh, the plains of Uttarakhand, and north Rajasthan. These temperatures are noted to be normal to below normal for this time of the year. Meanwhile, areas like Delhi, Rajasthan (excluding north), Uttar Pradesh, and north Madhya Pradesh are experiencing temperatures in the range of 8-12°C, which are deemed normal for the region. Notably, Karnal (Haryana) reported the lowest minimum temperature of 4.2°C yesterday.

Weather Systems and Forecast:

  1. Trough in Westerlies: A trough in Westerlies is observed running approximately along Long. 90°E to the north of Lat. 25°N in lower tropospheric levels. This system is expected to bring light isolated rainfall over Arunachal Pradesh, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, and Assam & Meghalaya on February 8th, 2024.
  2. Trough over Peninsular India: Another trough over Peninsular India is likely to result in isolated to scattered light rainfall activity over north Peninsular India & central India during February 9th-12th, 2024.
  3. Strong Surface Winds: Expect strong surface winds of 20-30 kmph over many parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plains on February 8th, 2024.

Dense Fog Warning:

  1. North Madhya Pradesh: Dense fog conditions are likely in isolated pockets on February 8th.
  2. Assam & Meghalaya, Mizoram & Tripura: Dense fog is expected on February 8th & 09th.
  3. Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim: Dense fog is predicted on February 09th & 10th.

Minimum Temperature Forecast and Cold Wave Warning:

  1. Temperature Drop: A fall in minimum temperatures by 2-3°C is expected over many parts of East and Central India in the next two days, followed by no significant change thereafter.
  2. Ground Frost: Uttarakhand may experience ground frost conditions in isolated pockets on February 8th, 2024.

Stay informed and prepared for the changing weather conditions by keeping an eye on the latest forecasts and warnings issued by meteorological authorities. Take necessary precautions to ensure safety and well-being during this period.

Source: India Meteorological Department

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