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Weather forecast highlights: Deep depression over Arabian Sea may intensify into cyclonic storm; mercury dips in north India

Weather forecast Today: Minimum temperatures are likely to fall by 2-3 degrees over Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and east India in the the next 2-3 days.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 5, 2019 9:49:14 am
Weather forecast Today Live Updates: Heavy rain likely in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry The India Meteorological Department Wednesday said that rain and thundershowers were observed in Lakshadweep, Rayalseema. (File)

The deep depression over southwest Arabian Sea is very likely to intensify into a Cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its latest bulletin.

Sea condition is expected to be very rough to high over southwest Arabian sea and rough to very rough over eastcentral Arabian Sea and along and off Somalia coast and along and off Karnataka-Maharashtra-Goa coasts. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea.

Meanwhile, IMD has forecast dense fog in isolated pockets over plains of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Northwest Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. Mercury continued to drop in parts of North India, and the minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded to be 9 degrees Celcius on Tuesday. Minimum temperatures are likely to fall by 2-3 degrees over Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and east India in the the next 2-3 days.

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IMD had forecast heavy rain for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Highlights

    13:17 (IST)04 Dec 2019
    Light rain likely in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Gujarat

    During the next 24 hours, light scattered rains will be seen over Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and South Gujarat.

    12:51 (IST)04 Dec 2019
    Kashmir: Four soldiers trapped in avalanche

    At least four soldiers were trapped in two separate incidents of snow avalanches near the LoC in north Kashmir, officials said. A snow avalanche hit an Army post in Kupwara district on Tuesday afternoon where at least two soldiers were trapped. Search and rescue operations were carried out till late Tuesday evening but had to be suspended due to inclement weather.

    12:40 (IST)04 Dec 2019
    Rajasthan's Sikar is coldest city in the plains of India

    Sikar in Rajasthan is the coldest city in the plains of India, with night temperatures settling around 4.5 degrees Celcius, Skymet Weather reported.

    12:18 (IST)04 Dec 2019
    Minimum temperature in Delhi likely to drop to 7 degrees Celcius by Friday

    The minimum temperature in Delhi dropped to 8 degrees Celcius on Wednesday from 9.1 degrees Celcius on Tuesday.  Weather experts said that the temperature is likely to drop to 7 degrees Celcius by Friday as high-velocity northwesterly winds continue to blow from the hills.

    12:04 (IST)04 Dec 2019
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    Meanwhile, nearly 25 people have died in rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu since last week.

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