Parts of Northeast India at the end of the year might face an unwelcoming note, as there are forecasts of rough weather conditions across the region for the next 48 hours.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that parts of Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim will be facing isolated thunderstorms, lightning, and hailstorm on Wednesday.
The IMD has predicted similar conditions for Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Meghalaya on Wednesday and Thursday.
The three states will face these conditions on December 29-30, while Nagaland is expected to face these only on Thursday.
Dense fog has also been expected to blanket these states until Friday. The IMD has further issued a yellow watch over these states on Wednesday and Thursday.
Residents have been advised to be aware of the local weather situation.
Reports state that these conditions will be caused by the combination of a western disturbance located over Pakistan and adjoining Jammu & Kashmir, a cyclonic circulation over central parts of Uttar Pradesh, and a trough running from southwest Madhya Pradesh to south Bihar across north Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.
Similar conditions over parts of Northwest, Central and East India during this year-end period are expected as well.
The minimum temperatures over many parts of the Northeast are likely to remain 2-5 degrees Celcius above normal.
On December 28, the minimum and the maximum temperatures were recorded to be about 1.6 to 3 degrees Celcius above normal in some parts of Assam and Meghalaya.