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Rainfall predicted in multiple regions, Delhi to experience light showers: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted predominantly clear skies for the national capital, with temperatures

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Rayalaseema records over 41 degrees; rain, snowfall, expected in few states

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted predominantly clear skies for the national capital, with temperatures oscillating between 13°C and 32°C. Delhi experienced its warmest day of March this year on Monday, with the mercury hitting 31.4°C. The weather office anticipates similar temperatures today, with a potential dip on Wednesday due to expected light showers and overcast conditions.

Monday’s temperature was notably three degrees above the seasonal norm, following a high of 28.4°C on Sunday. March 2023’s highest temperature was recorded at 33.9°C, starkly contrasting to March 2022’s peak of 39.6°C.

Western disturbance and rainfall predictions

A fresh western disturbance is set to affect the weather from tonight, bringing isolated to scattered rain and snow across Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand until March 14. Light rainfall is also forecasted for Odisha from March 14 to March 17, with Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh expecting similar conditions on March 16 and 17.

Punjab, north Haryana, Chandigarh, Northwest Uttar Pradesh, and West Rajasthan are slated for rainy weather on March 13. Additionally, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Jharkhand, East Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, and Chhattisgarh are set to experience rain in the coming days.

Arunachal Pradesh is likely to see light to moderate rain and snow over the next week, while Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura can expect rainfall from March 13 to 15.

In other parts of the country, Kerala & Mahe will face hot and humid conditions for the next two days, with Rayalaseema and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal bracing for similar weather over the next three days. Residents are advised to stay updated with the latest weather forecasts and plan accordingly.

Kuldeep Srivastava, the scientist at IMD, said "They expect the western disturbance to impact Delhi-NCR on Wednesday. He explained that this will primarily cause gusty winds, with some places in the region potentially recording drizzle to light rain. He also indicated that the western disturbance will bring some cloudiness back, further increasing the minimum temperature."

Kuldeep said, 'The cold northwesterly winds briefly dropped the maximum and now its impact is over. Ample sunshine is being recorded as mostly clear skies prevail during the day. The maximum should only rise further till Wednesday.'

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