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Weather! A Chilly Turn: Minimum Temperatures Drop Across Northern India, Rainfall Predictions

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As winter tightens its grip, yesterday saw a notable drop in minimum temperatures across vast swathes of Northern India. Areas including Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, northwest Rajasthan, East Madhya Pradesh, north Chhattisgarh, north Jharkhand, and west Bihar experienced minimum temperatures ranging from 5 to 10°C. This chilling trend is expected to continue, with specific regions facing additional weather challenges.

Weather Systems Overview:

A Cyclonic Circulation is currently positioned over the Comorin area and its neighboring regions in the lower tropospheric levels. This system is likely to influence the weather patterns in the coming days.

Forecast & Warnings:

  • Light to moderate rainfall is anticipated across the Lakshadweep area on December 19th, with a significant decrease expected thereafter.
  • Tamil Nadu and Kerala, including Mahe, are likely to experience light to moderate rainfall at isolated places over the next 5 days.
  • On December 19th, 2023, Lakshadweep and south Tamil Nadu might witness isolated heavy rainfall.
  • The rest of the country is forecasted to experience no significant weather changes over the next 5 days.

Fishermen Warning:

Squally weather, with wind speeds reaching 30-40 kmph, is expected over the Lakshadweep area on December 19th. Fishermen are strongly advised to refrain from venturing into the Lakshadweep area on this date.

Dense Fog Warning:

Dense to very dense fog conditions are highly likely in isolated pockets over Punjab during the next 5 days. Similar conditions are anticipated in isolated pockets over Haryana, while Assam and Meghalaya can expect dense fog on December 20th and 21st during morning hours.

Cold Wave Warning:

Isolated pockets of Punjab are expected to face cold wave conditions on December 19th and 20th, 2023.

Minimum Temperatures Forecast:

A decrease of about 2°C in minimum temperatures is anticipated over many parts of Northwest and Central India during the next 2 days. However, no significant changes are expected over the rest of the country for the next 4-5 days.

As these diverse weather conditions move through, it is important to stay informed and prepared. Keep a close eye on updates and follow any advisories to ensure your safety during these varied weather phenomena.

Source: India Meteorological Department

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