Intense spell of rainfall snowfall over Western Himalayan Region

From night of 29th February and rainfall over plains of northwest India from 01st March to 03rd March with peak intensity of 1st-2nd March, 2024.

Realised weather during past 24 hours till 0830 hours IST of today

  • Light to moderate rainfall/snowfall at a few places over Uttarakhand; at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir-Ladakh-Gilgit-Baltistan-Muzaffarabad and Himachal Pradesh.
  • Light to moderate rainfall at many places over East Madhya Pradesh; at a few places over West Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha; at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Vidarbha, Bihar, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada.
  • Hailstorm occurred at isolated places over Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Marathwada and Jharkhand.
  • Gusty wind (in kmph) observed: Chattisgarh: Bilashpur- 70, Koriya- 50, Jajnjar- 50, Korba- 45 and Jashpur-42; Madhya pradesh- Bhopal-74, Singrauli-65, Chhatarpur-50, Sehore-48, Shajapur-43 and Rewa & Shahdol- 41 each.
  • Significant rainfall (in cm): East Madhya Pradesh: Ajaigarh (dist Panna) 5, Anuppur-aws (dist Anuppur) 5, Kotma (dist Anuppur), Palera(dist Tikamgarh) 4 each; West Madhya Pradesh: Navibagh Aet (dist Bhopal) 5, Salwani (dist Raisen) 4; Chhattisgarh: Manora (dist Jashpur) 4, Bilaspur (dist Bilaspur), Marwahi (dist Bilaspur) 3 each, Jharkhand: Mandar, Khunti-4 each, West Singbhum, Ramgarh, Lohardaga-2 each.

Weather Systems and Forecast & Warnings during next 5 days

  1. A Western Disturbance as a cyclonic circulation lies over northeast Iran & neighbourhood to lower to upper tropospheric levels. High moisture feeding from Arabian Sea to northwest India is also likely during 1st to 2nd March. It is very likely to affect Western Himalayan Region from 29th February and plains of northwest India from 1st March to 3rd March with peak intensity on 1st & 2nd March, 2024. Under its influence:
    Fairly widespread to widespread light/mderate rainfall accompanied with thunderstorms & lightning very likely over Western Himalayan Region during night of 29th February to 3rd March, 2024.
  • Scattered to fairly widespread light/moderate rainfall accompanied with thunderstorms, lightning & gusty winds (30-40 kmph) very likely over Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi and scattered light/moderate rainfall over Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and north Madhya Pradesh on 1st & 2nd March, 2024.
  • Isolated heavy rainfall/snowfall very likely over Jammu-Kashmir-Ladakh-Gilgit- Baltistan-Muzaffarabad and Himachal Pradesh on 1st and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall/snowfall on 2nd March 2024. Isolated heavy rainfall/snowfall also very likely over Uttarakhand on 1st & 2nd March and isolated heavy rainfall over Punjab on 02nd March, 2024.
    Hailstorm activity also very likely at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand & Punjab on 1st & 2nd March; over Rajasthan on 1st and over Haryana & West Uttar Pradesh on 2nd March, 2024.
  • 2. Due to trough or confluence of winds at lower tropospheric levels, isolated light/moderate rainfall accompanied with thunderstorms, lightning, very likely over Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada during 28th February-1st March, 2024. Isolated hailstorm also likely over north Madhya Maharashtra on 28th February; over Marathwada on 28th & 29th February.
    3. A Cyclonic circulation lies over northeast Bangladesh and neighbourhood in lower tropospheric levels. Under its influence:
    4. Isolated to scattered light/moderate rainfall/snowfall very likely over Arunachal Pradesh during next 7 days.
    5. Isolated light/moderate rainfall over the Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura on 28th February and 3rd-5th March, 2024.
    6. Hot and humid weather very likely to prevail over Kerala during next 3 days and over Rayalaseema during 1st-3rd March, 2024.
  • Strong surface winds (30-40 kmph) likely over Northwest India on 1st & 2nd March.