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Maximum temperatures stay up over northwest India

Vinson Kurian Thiruvananthapuram | Updated on March 09, 2011


Maximum day temperatures continued to be at elevated level around north peninsular and adjoining central and east-central India yesterday (Tuesday).

An India Meteorological Department (IMD) update on Wednesday said that the maximum temperatures were above normal by 2 to 3 deg Celsius over parts of central and east India, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh during this period.

They were near normal over rest parts of the country. The highest maximum of 39.9 deg Celsius was recorded at Nizamabad in Andhra Pradesh, in what is a pointer to the eastward-bound advance of maximum surface heating.

Lack of any appreciable western disturbance activity would allow the sun to beat down hard on the surface during the rest of the week and early into the next.

Meanwhile, the prevailing feeble western disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir and neighbourhood is in the process of moving away eastwards. This is expected to bring associated weather activity towards the eastern parts of the country in the next few days.

In the south, ongoing easterly wave activity in the Bay of Bengal basin is expected to gain some buzz and throw up an upper cyclonic circulation over southeast Bay of Bengal by tomorrow (Thursday).

Model forecasts indicate that the circulation and associated weather would propagate east-southeastwards towards Sri Lanka, some of which could radiate towards parts of southern Indian peninsula.

An IMD update said that isolated light rain or snowfall has occurred over Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday. Isolated rainfall was reported from Haryana, east Rajasthan, Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

Satellite imagery early on Wednesday morning showed presence of convective (rain-bearing) clouds over parts of southeast Bay of Bengal and south Andaman Sea.

Short-term forecasts said isolated rain or snowfall would occur over western Himalayan region until Thursday morning.

Fairly widespread rain or thundershowers would occur over Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Arunachal Pradesh. It would be scattered over sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim and isolated over the rest of Northeastern States.

Forecast until Monday said that fairly widespread rain or thundershowers would occur over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and scattered over the Northeastern States.

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Published on March 09, 2011
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