Cold is holding its grip over the Northern region of the sub-continent.
The lowest in the Indian region was Adampur (
Punjab) which saw a low of
-0.4c on Monday, with Hissar in Haryana at 0c on Monday. with 1c was another place with
extremely low night temperature. Amritsar
The days were cold in U.P. and adjoining regions on Monday.
Varanasi at 14c
in the day being 11c below normal,
having a high of 15c, which was 10c below normal. All places in the region were
around 7-10c below normal in the day. Allahabad
The persisting cold wave is attributed to the high pressure area (upper air) sitting over the area. With the NW winds starting after the W.D. passes, say by the 21st, we can expect the days in the North to become normal, and cold winds would sweep the NW and central regions.
Meanwhile the W.D, mentioned in Sunday's blog, is moving into the
region. Would expect
to receive its first snow on Tuesday. Srinagar
Snowfall, heavy on the higher portions, is expected on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Tuesday. Travelers are expected to be prepared for closures in parts.
Mumbai: Tuesday and Wednesday: Partly cloudy with high cirrus clouds. Max in the day will be around 32c, and night temperature should be 18/19c.
Pune: Tuesday and Wednesday: Partly cloudy with thick cirrus clouds (high). Day will be around 31c and night will be 12c.
An Easterly wave (mentioned in Sunday's Blog) will bring some rains to the South T.N coast on Tuesday and Wednesday. As mentioned earlier, a pulse from the typhoon Washi hold on to a chance of a system coming towards the East coast around the 25th.