Rain and snow will continue to fall in Jammu Kashmir, Himachal and Uttarakhand this week
Monday 5 January: As if to reconcile after a month-long lover’s quarrel during the month of January, western unrest seems to be returning to northwest India this Valentine’s month. The result is that many states in the region are finally seeing bouts of snow and rain after a risky dry start to the year.
The presence of a new Western Disturbance – Mediterranean storms that dump rain on northern India – helped bring some rain to Delhi over the weekend. However, conditions have taken a turn for the worse in the Himalayan states, where heavy snowfall has affected normal life and hampered vehicular traffic on several national highways in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu Kashmir. Water and electricity supplies faced disruption in Himachal, while several frequent flights to Srinagar and Leh were canceled due to bad weather conditions.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a western disturbance continues to loom over northwest Rajasthan, and its impact is likely to prolong similar weather over northwest India. This is likely to continue in the region over the next couple of days, and then fade away.
As a result, some parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal and Uttarakhand could witness light to moderate amounts of rain or snow till Tuesday, January 5-6. Lightning-laden thunderstorms may also be known in some of these areas during this time. After that, expectations indicate that dry weather will return to the aforementioned states.
In addition, some districts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh may be eligible Dense to very dense fog Monday and Tuesday, IMD forecast. The northern parts of Rajasthan can also witness some of this phenomenon Heavy fog on monday.
Along with the new patch of precipitation, conditions are starting to take another turn for the cold in the region. IMD data shows that night temperatures may drop by 2-4 degrees over many parts of northwest India over the next two days, without any significant change after that.
Rain, snow and fog have prompted the IMD to put Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Delhi, Chandigarh, Haryana and Rajasthan on track. Yellow watch Today, residents were advised to “refresh” the weather forecast.
In the short period since the beginning of February, the weekend’s western disturbance brought enough rain to push it above normal for this time. Reflecting the recent state-level disturbances, Jammu Kashmir (26.7 mm rainfall compared to 6.8 mm normal), Himachal Pradesh (33.5 mm rainfall compared to 6 mm normal) and Uttarakhand (17.8 mm rainfall compared to 2.8 mm normal) form some distinct outliers with the largest Some amount of rain/snow among the northwestern states.
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