Pune, 4th January 2024: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted light rain in various regions of Maharashtra, including Jalgaon, Dhule, and Nandurbar in North Maharashtra, as well as Konkan and Madhya Maharashtra on Friday and Saturday. The prediction is attributed to an active low-pressure area over the Southwest Arabian Sea and the formation of a trough of air extending from North Konkan in a northward direction.
Additionally, a Western Deflection, creating a cold air condition, has developed from Jammu to North Pakistan, resulting in a cyclonic air condition in the upper layer of the air over adjacent areas, including South Haryana. This atmospheric setup has led to the creation of a cloudy atmosphere in the state, propelled by steamy winds from the southeast direction.
The Meteorological Department expects light rain over Central India, North Maharashtra’s Dhule, Jalgaon, and Nandurbar, influenced by cold northerly winds and steamy winds from the south-easterly direction over central India. Isolated places in Konkan and Madhya Maharashtra are also expected to experience light rain due to steamy winds from the south.
The department has further indicated a potential increase in the minimum temperature by two to three degrees Celsius in the state over the next four to five days due to the cloudy weather conditions. As of Wednesday, Jalgaon recorded a minimum temperature of 12.3 degrees Celsius, while Ratnagiri registered a maximum temperature of 33.5 degrees Celsius.
Private weather agency Skymet has concurred with the Meteorological Department’s forecast and predicted rain with thundershowers in Vidarbha and Marathwada. The organization’s forecast extends the anticipated rainfall to neighboring regions such as Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh, along with Vidarbha and Marathwada in Maharashtra. Furthermore, the weather agency has issued warnings for heavy rain in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala.
In contrast, a severe cold wave has been predicted in seven districts of Vidarbha and 25 districts of Maharashtra during the month of January, signaling diverse weather conditions across the state.