Weather Update: The winter season in India has started showing its colors in many parts of the country. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the weather of the country is changing rapidly. It is snowing in the higher areas, it is raining continuously in the southern states. A mild cold has started in North and Central India, but they are also worried about pollution in Delhi and its surrounding areas.
There has been light snowfall in the hilly areas. Due to a Western Disturbance over the Western Himalayas, the upper areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand have been receiving light snowfall and rain for the last three to four days. Due to this the temperature is continuously falling in these areas.
According to the Meteorological Department, there is snowfall and rain in the plains of North and Central India. Between November 8 and 9, cold weather will prevail in these areas. Many states of the country including Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana and Odisha may experience cold soon.
The cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal is also responsible for the recent three to four days of continuous rain. According to the Meteorological Department, today rain from Northeast Monsoon is likely to occur in different areas of the country including Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry and Karaikal.
Weather activities in the next 24 hours:
During the next 24 hours, light to moderate rain at one or two places is very likely over South Tamil Nadu and South Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Light to moderate rain may occur over remaining parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala
Light rain is possible over South Interior Karnataka, Coastal Karnataka and Rayalaseema.
Light to moderate rain and snow are possible over Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad.
Scattered light rain and snow may occur in Uttarakhand.
According to private weather forecasting organization Skymet Weather, light rain and snow may occur in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Himachal Pradesh today. There is also a possibility of rain in many areas of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and South Interior Karnataka.
Rain is possible at many places including Punjab, South Assam and Manipur. On the other hand, most of the places in Delhi’s AQI rating are considered in the severe category.
The air quality index of Delhi and NCR will remain in the very poor to poor category.