IMD On Weather: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday (21 February) that the maximum temperature in northwest, central and west India is expected to be 3 to 5 degrees above normal in the next 5 days.
IMD On Weather: The temperature is continuously increasing in many parts of the country. The minimum temperature in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Assam, Meghalaya, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi has been recorded more than 5 degrees Celsius above normal. According to the India Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature in these areas is also likely to be above normal by five degrees Celsius.
Kuldeep Srivastava, head of the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) regional forecasting centre, said the absence of a strong western disturbance was the main reason for the early summer over Delhi and other parts of northwest India. He said, “The weather in northwest India is mainly controlled by western disturbances. There is no active Western Disturbance in the region since January 29, so the temperature has increased significantly.
Srivastava said that due to some weak western disturbances, there has been less rain than normal in the hilly areas. He said that the maximum temperature is already increasing and in the first 15 days of March, the temperature may reach 40 degree Celsius and above in one or two meteorological subdivisions of North-West India.
According to IMD, a Western Disturbance is located over Haryana and neighbourhood. Due to its effect, there is a possibility of light rain and snowfall in the western Himalayan region during the next 24 hours. While a fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect the Western Himalayan region from 25 February. Due to which there is a possibility of light to scattered rain in these areas on 25 February.