Rain in Odisha will bring cold in Delhi, cold will increase in Bihar; IMD issued alert
Rain in Odisha will bring cold in Delhi, cold will increase in Bihar; IMD issued alert

On November 14, heavy rainfall was recorded across Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal in the southern region of India. The continuous rain prompted authorities in several districts to declare a holiday for schools on Tuesday.

Alert Issued for Odisha as Heavy Rainfall Expected

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Odisha on November 16. In anticipation of the weather conditions, an orange alert has been issued for Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal.

Changing Dynamics Over the Bay of Bengal

The weather department indicates a deepening low-pressure area over the southwestern Bay of Bengal, moving west-northwestward. By November 16, it is expected to intensify into a cyclonic circulation, reaching the northern Bay of Bengal from the Odisha coast.

Torrential Rains Grip South Peninsula

Coastal Areas of Tamil Nadu Affected

Continuous rainfall is reported in the coastal and interior districts of Tamil Nadu. On November 14, heavy rains battered the coastal areas of Puducherry and Karaikal. Due to the incessant downpour, officials have declared holidays in schools across Ariyalur, Thanjavur, Villupuram, Tiruvannamalai, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, and Cuddalore districts.

Anticipated Impact on Chennai and Surrounding Districts

Chennai, along with at least 15 other districts, is likely to experience substantial rainfall according to early forecasts. The situation is being closely monitored, and precautions are being taken to mitigate potential challenges.

Changing Weather Scenario in Delhi

Cooling Trend Expected in the National Capital

After a brief respite in the air quality before Diwali, Delhi witnessed a rapid deterioration in air quality post-November 10. The air quality has now fallen into the 'poor' category, and major cities in the NCR are now categorized as 'very poor.' According to AccuWeather, Delhi can expect a minimum temperature of around 14 degrees Celsius today, with the maximum temperature reaching up to 28 degrees Celsius.

Concerns Rise Over Rising Pollution Levels

The increasing pollution levels in Delhi-NCR are causing worry among residents. Several areas in the capital have recorded an Air Quality Index (AQI) exceeding 450, indicating severe pollution levels.

Bihar Experiences a Chill

Temperature Drops Across 23 Cities

A significant drop in temperatures is observed across 23 cities in Bihar, including the capital, Patna. Gaya is currently the coldest, with a recorded temperature of 13.6 degrees Celsius. The western disturbance and cyclonic circulation are influencing the region, leading to fluctuating temperatures. The weather department predicts a further drop in minimum temperatures in the coming days.

Himachal Pradesh Enjoys Stable Weather

Clear Days Expected in the Coming Week

Himachal Pradesh is likely to experience clear weather for the next week. While the sun will shine brightly, no significant changes in temperature are expected. Mornings and evenings will remain cool, providing a pleasant atmosphere.

Odisha Braces for Intense Rainfall

Weather Dynamics Favor Heavy Showers

With the possibility of a low-pressure area forming over the Bay of Bengal, Odisha is preparing for heavy rainfall. Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, anticipates the low-pressure area to become fully active by November 16. In light of this, a yellow alert has been issued for Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, and Ganjam districts.

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