The month of April starts with heat wave conditions in eastcentral and some parts of east India, while north India is experiencing pleasant weather conditions with below or near normal day temperatures. In South India, the weather is mostly dry with temperatures near or above 40⁰C in interiors. Here is how the weather will unfold during the week over different regions of the country.
North and Northwest India
Rain has reduced in the hills of Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. It has also reduced in the plains i.e. Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and west Uttar Pradesh. According to the latest weather update by Skymet Meteorology Division in India, there could be some rain on the 1st and the 2nd of April. However, the weather will again become dry on the 3rd,4th and 5th April.
The latest weather update indicates that the weather in these parts will become partly cloudy to cloudy with chances of rain in Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, parts of Punjab and Haryana, Delhi, Rajastahna and west Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, 6th April.
Temperatures in these parts would be in the range of 25 to 30°C, while in the plains it will between 30 and 35°C. Minimum temperatures in the plains would be around 16 to 18°C keeping the morning and evening hours cool and comfortable.
East and Northeast India
Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in East India will observe day temperatures in the range of 36 to 38°C during the week as there is no weather system to provide cloud cover. During the mid of the week, a cyclonic circulation will emerge over Jharkhand and adjoining areas of West Bengal. Post noon showers could be expected over Jharkhand and West Bengal on 4th and 5th April due to this circulation. The cyclonic circulation will then move northeastwards to bring rain in sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim and again over northeastern states on 5th and 6th April. In Northeast India, day temperatures would be in the range of 28 to 32 degrees.
Central and East Central India
Continuation of land winds throughout the week will keep temperatures around 40°C at several places over Madhya Pradesh adjoining Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Odisha. Rain is not expected during the week. Vidarbha and Marathawada in Maharashtra may have isolated rain during the second half of the week due to mixing up of dry northwesterly and moist southeasterly.
Interiors of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu will witness temperatures settling in the forties at many places. Coastal areas will remain less hot but humidity levels would be high. Rain is not expected till the weekend. Mixing up of northwesterly and southeasterly winds may bring some showers and clouds by that time but they will not be able to pull down the day temperatures as showers would mostly happen post noon.