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Tail of 'active' westerly seen lashing northwest tomorrow

| | Updated on: Feb 15, 2011
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Isolated thunder squalls or hail has been warned over east Rajasthan, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday as well.

This would likely represent the tail of the ‘active’ western disturbance lashing the head troops into the east, and along with it, associated weather.

Satellite cloud imagery on Tuesday morning showed convective clouds over parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi and west Uttar Pradesh.

The causative ‘active’ western disturbance would continue to affect western Himalayan region and plains of northwest India on Wednesday and the Gangetic plains and the Northeastern States on both Wednesday and Thursday, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) outlook said on Tuesday.

As has been forecast, the westerly system is seen dipping into lower latitudes over east India and dropping anchor for sometime.

During this phase, it would likely be accosted by a weather system springing up from the Bay of Bengal.

Getting drawn to each other by the pull force, the combined system would interact and drop rains over peninsular south and along the east coast from around Sunday.

A fresh western disturbance may also hit the hills of the northwest during this time, triggering isolated precipitation over the western Himalayan region.

An IMD outlook said that scattered rain or thundershowers would occur over Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and the Northeastern States.

During the 24 hours ending in the morning, widespread rain and snow wasreported from Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Scattered rain or thundershowers occurred over Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana,Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat while it was isolated over east Uttar Pradesh andArunachal Pradesh.

Minimum temperatures are above normal by 2 to 5 deg Celsius over most parts of India except south peninsular India. Overnight lowest minimum temperature of 8.5 deg Celsius was recorded at Amritsar.

Published on February 15, 2011

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