Vikash Sharma

 A cyclonic circulation lies over east Equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal in lower tropospheric levels, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday.

As per IMD, a low pressure area is likely to form under the influence of system over Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining east Equatorial Indian Ocean around January 27, 2023. It is likely to move west-north-westwards slowly during subsequent three days.

The IMD has further said that a fresh western disturbance is likely to affect northwest India from January 28, 2023. It is very likely to cause light/moderate fairly widespread to widespread rainfall/snowfall over Western Himalayan Region and light/moderate isolated to scattered rainfall over plains of northwest India between January 28 and 29.

Isolated heavy rainfall/snowfall over Western Himalayan Region and isolated hailstorm over Uttarakhand is likely on January 29, 2023.

“There will be no significant change in minimum temperatures over most parts of Northwest India during the next 24 hours and fall by 2-4°C in the subsequent two days and rise by 3-5°C thereafter. No significant change in minimum temperatures is likely over rest parts of the country during next five days,” said IMD.

The IMD’s Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar has also predicted shallow to moderate fog in several parts of Odisha in the next 48 hours.