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Unpredictable Weather Patterns: Delhi Braces for Warmth Amidst Cloudy Skies

From Western Disturbances in the north, promising isolated rainfall and snowfall over the Western Himalayan Region, to cyclonic circulations in the east hinting at widespread precipitation, the nation braces for a symphony of atmospheric phenomena.

KJ Staff
Cyclonic circulation maintains its stronghold over north Bangladesh, while another churns over east Assam and its surroundings in the lower tropospheric levels. (Photo Courtesy: Canva)
Cyclonic circulation maintains its stronghold over north Bangladesh, while another churns over east Assam and its surroundings in the lower tropospheric levels. (Photo Courtesy: Canva)

As the sun rises over Delhi, residents are greeted with a mixed bag of weather phenomena. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) paints a picture of contrasts, forecasting a high of 36°C and a low of 18°C for the day ahead, all under a canopy of generally cloudy skies.

A Western Disturbance is manifesting as a trough in the middle and upper tropospheric westerlies. Simultaneously, a cyclonic circulation whirls over West Rajasthan, extending its influence into neighboring Pakistan. Meanwhile, another Western Disturbance gathers momentum, poised to impact the Western Himalayan Region come April 5, 2024. Brace for isolated to scattered light to moderate rainfall and snowfall over the next three days, punctuated by occasional thunderstorms and lightning dancing across the landscapes of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.

In the east, a cyclonic circulation maintains its stronghold over north Bangladesh, while another churns over east Assam and its surroundings in the lower tropospheric levels. These atmospheric machinations herald a period of widespread precipitation across Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura, slated to persist from April 3-9, 2024.

Prepare for a deluge, with isolated heavy rainfall and snowfall threatening Arunachal Pradesh, accompanied by the ominous possibility of very heavy downpours on April 6. As the clouds gather momentum, expect isolated to scattered showers to grace the landscapes of Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, and beyond.

Down south, a trough winds its way from south Tamil Nadu to east Vidarbha, casting its influence over the region. Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan, Goa, Marathwada, and beyond brace for isolated bouts of light rainfall, a prelude to the looming monsoon season set to envelop the subcontinent. From coastal Andhra Pradesh to Telangana, expect scattered showers to dot the landscape.

Heatwaves Looming on the Horizon

While Delhi may find respite in the cool embrace of cloudy skies, other regions brace for a different challenge altogether. North Interior Karnataka, Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Telangana, Rayalaseema, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, and Yanam are all on high alert as IMD warns of impending heatwave conditions. From April 3-7, isolated pockets across these regions may experience scorching temperatures, prompting residents to seek refuge from the relentless sun.

Even as the sun dips below the horizon, the warmth lingers on. Odisha and North Interior Karnataka prepare for balmy nights from April 3-6, as warm night conditions blanket isolated pockets, offering little reprieve from the sweltering heat.

Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Coastal Karnataka, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, and Rayalaseema brace for hot and humid weather, casting a shadow over the early days of April. As the mercury rises, residents are urged to stay hydrated and seek shelter from the oppressive heat.

In a land where weather patterns weave a tapestry of contrasts, each day brings with it a new chapter in the ongoing saga of nature's whims. As Delhi prepares for another day under cloudy skies, the nation watches and waits, poised on the precipice of meteorological uncertainty.

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