| A cyclonic circulation in the north will induce cold weather conditions in the region, thus triggering ‘moderate to heavy’ snow or rain in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand
Arunachal Pradesh is also likely to experience scattered snow.
As the cyclonic circulation moves eastwards and merges with the anti-cyclonic circulations, it will intensify the southerly flow, causing rains thunderstorms.
‘Moderate to heavy’ rain is likely over Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana and Delhi. Isolated rain is likely over western Rajasthan and Assam. Thunderstorms and hailstorms are possible over these states.
Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, and Vidharbha will receive isolated rain with thunderstorms.
Northern, central, eastern and northeastern India are likely to be covered by a thick blanket of isolated dense fog.
Maximum temperatures will be -2°C to -8°C lower than normal over Punjab, Delhi and the NCR. Night-time temperatures will be ‘warmer than normal’ over the country.
Air qualities will be poor or very poor over the country especially around major cities like Delhi.
Thursday and beyond
‘Moderate to heavy snow’ or rain is expected in southern Jammu & Kashmir, northern Himachal Pradesh, and northern Uttarakhand, where some spots will receive more than 100 cm of snow. A risk of avalanche cannot be ruled out as well. The Rain and snow will abate by Friday.
Punjab, Chandigarh are likely to experience moderate to heavy rain. The Met team said that Punjab is on cards to receiving 25-50mm of rainfall with the possibility of flash flooding in a few places. Isolated rain is likely over Haryana, Delhi, and western Rajasthan. The possibility of thunderstorms and hailstorms has been highlighted in these states.
Due to a cyclonic circulation over northeastern India, Assam is likely to witness isolated rainfall.
As southerly flow and easterly flow are expected to converge over Eastern India, active convection would start over Eastern India on Sunday. This activity is expected to move northeastward and merge into the activity in northeastern India, resulting in increase in the intensity late Sunday into next week.
Isolated dense fog is likely to envelop northern, central, eastern, and northeastern India.
Maximum temperatures will be +2°C to +8°C ‘warmer than normal’ in Madhya Pradesh and southward. Night-time temperatures will be warmer than normal over the country.