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Weather Update: Minimum Temperatures and Forecast for Next 5 Days

Weather: Minimum temperatures yesterday ranged from 06-10°C across most parts of Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, plains of Uttarakhand, north Rajasthan, and northwest Uttar Pradesh, which are considered normal to be below normal. However, temperatures in the range of 11-16°C were observed over many parts of the rest of Rajasthan, East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh, indicating above-normal conditions by 4-6°C. Notably, Karnal (Haryana) reported the lowest minimum temperature of 4.2°C.

In terms of weather systems and forecasts for the next 5 days:

  • A cyclonic circulation is present over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & nearby regions in lower tropospheric levels.
  • Light to moderate scattered rainfall/snowfall is expected over Arunachal Pradesh, with isolated to scattered rainfall predicted over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam & Meghalaya, and Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur & Tripura on February 7th, 2024.
  • A trough over Peninsular India will likely result in isolated to scattered light rainfall activity over north Peninsular India from February 9th to 11th, 2024.
  • Strong surface winds of 15-25 kmph are anticipated over the plains of Northwest India for the next 2 days.

Weather: Dense fog warnings have been issued:

  • Dense fog conditions are expected to prevail in the morning hours in isolated pockets of Assam & Meghalaya and Mizoram & Tripura on February 8th and 9th, 2024.

Minimum Temperature Forecast and Cold Wave Warning:

  • A decrease in minimum temperatures by 2-3°C is highly likely over many parts of Northwest, East, and Central India over the next 2 days, with no significant change thereafter.
  • Cold wave conditions are expected in isolated pockets over Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi on February 7th, 2024.

Stay updated with the latest weather forecasts and heed warnings issued by local authorities for a safe and prepared approach to changing weather conditions.

Source: India Meteorological Department

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