Weather Jammu-Kashmir, Ladakh, West Bengal, Sikkim In For Thunderstorms, Lightning

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Here’s the weather outlook for India:

Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning may lash isolated places over Jammu-Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.

Fog is possible over Coastal West Bengal during morning hours.

Air quality is likely to be poor over much of the Indian subcontinent.

Friday (March 3)

  • Isolated rainfall may occur over Jammu-Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.
  • Air quality is expected to be poor over much of the Indian subcontinent.

5-day nationwide forecast

3-day rainfall forecast from Thursday to Sunday morning.

A western disturbance is seen as a trough in the middle tropospheric levels. Its associated cyclonic circulation lies over Southeast Rajasthan and adjoining West Madhya Pradesh in the lower tropospheric levels.

Under their collective influence, light to moderate scattered to fairly widespread rainfall or snowfall may occur over the Western Himalayan Region and the adjoining plains on March 2.

Meanwhile, a cyclonic circulation persists over South Assam and its neighbourhood at about 0.9 kilometres above mean sea level.

In addition, another fresh western disturbance is expected to affect the Western Himalayan Region from March 4.

As for the mercury levels, maximum temperatures are predicted to rise gradually by 2-4°C during the next 4-5 days over Northwest and East India, while a gradual rise of 2-3°C is expected over Central India during the next two days.

In Western India, daytime mercury levels may rise by 2-4°C during the next two days, with no significant change thereafter. Overnight minimums are likely to be higher than usual in Northern India during this projection period.

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