Here’s the weather outlook for India:
Thursday (December 8)
- Stray thunder is possible in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
- Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places may lash Coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal.
- Heavy rains at isolated places are on the cards over South Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema.
- Dense fog is likely to prevail over Uttar Pradesh and Bihar early in the morning.
- Hazardous air pollution is expected in NCR and over the plains of the North.
Friday (December 9)
- Stray thunder may occur over in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
- Heavy to very heavy rains with extremely heavy falls at isolated places are forecast over North Coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and South Coastal Andhra Pradesh.
- Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places is expected over North Interior Tamil Nadu and Rayalaseema.
- Fog is possible in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar early in the morning.
- Dense fog in isolated pockets very likely over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Haryana
- Poor air quality is likely across the subcontinent, and hazardous air pollution is possible over North India, especially in the NCR region.
5-day nationwide forecast
The deep depression from yesterday has intensified into the cyclonic storm (CS) “Mandous” over the southwest Bay of Bengal and has moved west-northwestwards. As of this morning (December 8), it lay centred over the southwest Bay of Bengal, about 330 km east-northeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 500 km east-southeast of Karaikal and about 580 km southeast of Chennai.
It is expected to move west-northwestwards and cross the North Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining South Andhra Pradesh coasts around midnight of December 9.
The above system is predicted to bring widespread light to moderate rains with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal and isolated heavy falls over adjoining areas of south coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema on December 8.
Further, light to moderate rains in most places, with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and extremely heavy rains at isolated places, may lash North coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and South Coastal Andhra Pradesh on December 9. Additionally, isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is possible over North Interior Tamil Nadu and Rayalaseema on December 9.
The rainfall intensity is expected to come down on December 10, with light to moderate rains at most places, along with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over North Tamil Nadu, Rayalaseema and South Andhra Pradesh.
Meanwhile, a fresh western disturbance is likely to produce isolated to scattered light/moderate rainfall or snowfall over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh from December 8 to December 11.
As for the mercury levels, the maximum temperatures will be higher than usual over much of the North East, at least until late December.
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