The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that dense fog in isolated pockets is very likely over western Assam and Meghalaya and Gangetic West Bengal on January 31. While cold snap conditions in isolated pockets will be seen over northern Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada.
According to IMD, cold snap conditions in isolated pockets are very likely over Punjab, southern parts of western Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, northern Madhya Maharashtra and Marathawada over the next 24 hours.
Weather forecast for the next 2 days
As an active western disturbance is very likely to affect northwest India from February 2, an induced cyclonic circulation is likely to form over southwest Rajasthan and its environs on February 3.
“The weak western disturbance as a trough in the westerly winds of the middle troposphere with its axis 5.8 km above mean sea level now extends roughly along Long. 71° E north of Lat. 33°N”, according to the IMD report.
Over the next two days, another western disturbance is likely to affect the western Himalayan region from February 6. While the rainfall activity will decrease over North West India and increase over East and North East India. Scattered to fairly widespread light/moderate rainfall with isolated hailstorms are likely over Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Sikkim on February 4 and over Assam and Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura on February 4 and 5.
Under the influence of mid troposphere southwesterly winds associated with the above western disturbance and lower level southeasterly winds from the Bay of Bengal, scattered to fairly widespread light/moderate rains will continue most likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh on February 3-4.
Other parts of the country will experience dry weather.
Weather forecast for the next 5 days
According to the five-day rainfall forecast from IMD, a gradual increase of 4-6°C in minimum temperatures is very likely in most parts of the northwest, center, east and northeast. from India until February 3 and a drop of 3 to 4°C thereafter. There will be a gradual increase of 2-4°C in minimum temperatures over Gujarat over the next four days and a drop thereafter.
Shallow to moderate fog overnight/morning in isolated pockets is very likely over eastern and northeast India over the next couple of days.