Diwali weather 2023: Rainfall likely in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, northwest India
Friday 10 November: Diwali, perhaps the most awaited festival in India, is just around the corner, and the air is filled with the scent of anticipation and the warmth of festive cheers. However, amid the cheerful atmosphere, there is also a touch of humidity in the air, thanks to the northeast monsoon rains that have gracefully swept through some parts of the country.
The five days of Diwali, namely Dhanteras, Naraka Chaturdasi, Lakshmi Puja, Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj, will be illuminated from November 10 to 15. As you gear up to enjoy the festive spirit with unparalleled vigor and enthusiasm, be sure to check these all-India Diwali weather forecasts to ensure you plan the auspicious week more effectively.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), strong easterly/northeasterly winds are moving towards the southeast of the Indian peninsula from the Bay of Bengal, while cyclone movement has settled over the Comorin region.
Under its harmonious influence, the states of southern India will witness moderate to scattered to widespread rainfall over the next two days. Scattered heavy rains (64.5mm-115.5mm) are also expected to fall in Kerala and Tamil Nadu in Dhanteras, Friday (November 10).
As for the major cities of southern India, the city of Chennai will have partly cloudy skies, with the possibility of moderate rain or thunderstorms during the Deepavali week. Bengaluru can expect cloudy skies with no significant rainfall activity during this period, while Kochi will enjoy few spells of rain or thunderstorms.
In the west, the low pressure system continues over the east-central Arabian Sea. As a result, Goa will witness isolated heavy rainfall in Dhanteras, Friday (November 10), while light or moderate, isolated to scattered, rainfall will continue in Konkan-Goa and Madhya Maharashtra up to Naraka Chaturdasi, Saturday (November 11).
Some districts of Maharashtra like Ratnagiri, Kolhapur, Satara and Sindhudurg will maintain rainfall alerts for today only. All other regions, including the bustling cities of Mumbai and Pune, can expect mostly clear skies throughout Diwali 2023.
Meanwhile, north India will also witness some rain activity during this period due to western disturbances in the region. Jammu Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are expected to witness heavy to moderate rain and snowfall today. Scattered light rain is likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, western Uttar Pradesh and northern Rajasthan in Dhanteras.
The national capital is likely to witness foggy weather with little possibility of rain in the subsequent days. Shimla may witness rain, thundershowers and snowfall till tomorrow, while other major districts like Jaipur, Lucknow, Chandigarh and Dehradun will have mostly clear skies.
East and north-eastern India
The sub-Himalayan state of West Bengal and Sikkim will see some scattered rain on the first day of the celebrations, while Arunachal Pradesh will see rain on the first and second days. All other states in these regions will enjoy clear skies during the Diwali week.
rest of the country
Most parts of eastern and central India will be able to enjoy Diwali without interruption due to wet weather.
In terms of temperatures, most parts of the country, especially the northern region, are expected to witness a drop in the air, accompanied by some winter cold during the late evening and night hours during the next few days, including Diwali.
Although wet weather may hamper Diwali celebrations in some parts of the country, the rains are coming as a blessing in disguise. Air pollution levels are off the charts in almost all major cities at this time of the year, and the bursting of crackers doesn’t help the cause. However, rainfall will allow dust particles to settle, purifying the air to some extent.
Just as gentle rain washes away pollution and nourishes the earth, may this Diwali wash away all negativity and flood your life with joy and prosperity.
For weather, science, space and COVID-19 updates on the go, download Weather channel app (On Android and iOS store). It’s free!