Here is the weather forecast for India:
Wednesday (October 19)
- Heavy to very heavy rains in isolated places are forecast on Mahé and Kerala.
- Heavy rains in isolated locations are likely over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Tamil Nadu, Karaikal, Pondicherry and Lakshadweep.
- Thunderstorms with lightning are possible over parts of Maharashtra, Konkan, Goa, Andhra Pradesh coast, Yanam, Rayalaseema, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Karaikal, Pondicherry, Lakshadweep, Mahé and Kerala.
- Scattered thunderstorms are expected in Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir.
- Heavy snowfall is possible in the mountains of northwestern Jammu and Kashmir in the afternoon.
- Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh are expected to experience early morning fog.
Thursday (October 20)
- Heavy to very heavy rains in isolated places are very likely on Mahé and Kerala.
- Heavy rains in isolated locations are forecast over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, southern interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Karaikal, Pondicherry and Lakshadweep.
- Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are likely on the coast of Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Rayalaseema, Tamil Nadu, Karaikal, Pondicherry, Lakshadweep, Mahé and Kerala.
- Stray thunders are forecast over Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir and northern Punjab.
- Heavy snowfall is possible in the mountains of northwestern Jammu and Kashmir until Thursday evening.
- Fog in several parts of Bihar is expected early in the morning.
National 5-day forecast
Western disturbances are likely to bring heavy snowfall to high altitude mountains and thunderstorms to the lower mountains and northwestern plains of northern India from Wednesday afternoon until late Thursday evening.
The northern limit of the southwest monsoon is currently in the middle of the Indian subcontinent. Consequently, the weather is expected to remain dry in the northern part of the subcontinent, while the southern half will experience wet weather.
Meanwhile, heavy showers are expected over northeast Andhra Pradesh and the mouth of the Ganges after Sunday evening.
A cyclonic circulation near the latitudinal area of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal is expected to develop into a depression around the early hours of Friday morning and move towards the subcontinent.
The system could further develop into a deep depression or cyclonic storm and is likely to make landfall at the mouth of the Ganges during the first half of the coming week. Due to warm and humid onshore winds, caution is advised during heavy rain before the above system approaches.
Under the influence of the above system, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall and isolated heavy falls with thunderstorms and lightning are forecast over Tamil Nadu, Karaikal, Pondicherry, Mahé, Kerala and Lakshadweep from Wednesday to Sunday. Similar conditions are expected to prevail in the southern interior of Karnataka on Thursday and Friday.
Isolated very heavy rain is also very likely over Mahé and Kerala on Wednesday and Thursday.
Widespread light to moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls is forecast over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands through Friday 21 October.
Additionally, light rain or isolated snowfall is possible over the western Himalayan region over the next couple of days.
Dry weather conditions are expected to prevail over most parts of North West and Central India
As for mercury levels, daytime and nighttime temperatures are forecast to be extreme or relatively warmer than usual over much of the Trans-Himalayan and Western Himalayan region, at least through the end of this month.
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