The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted a minimum of 2-4°C fall in temperature over central India and Maharashtra along with other parts of the country between Thursday and December 28 amid cold wave conditions and rain in some parts of the country. Very dense fog is likely in the coming days over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh during night and morning hours.
The weather department on Thursday said that a depression has formed over the southwest and southeast Bay of Bengal near Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu which will move towards north-northwest in 24 hours and recurve towards west-southwest in the following 48 hours. This movement will lead the temperature to further dip in the coming days. Downpour is likely in the coastal, and Himalayan areas.
The IMD has predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in places over south coastal Tamil Nadu on Sunday and Monday, Kerala on Monday and light isolated rainfall in the rest of the coastal states including Andhra Pradesh in most days of the week.
Isolated rainfall or snowfall is also expected over western Himalayan region between December 26 and 29 due to the influence of western disturbances, which will also cause moderate isolated to scattered rainfall or snowfall in the region between December 29, and January 1.
Peninsular, east and northeast India will also see moderate isolated to scattered rainfall in some days between December 29 and January 4.