Rainfall forecast for Jammu Kashmir, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan from November 8 to 10
Wednesday 8 November: With strong east-northeasterly winds blowing from the Bay of Bengal inundating southern India, a rain-carrying force from the west is currently active in the northern regions of the country.
This western forcing is nothing but a Western Disturbance (WD), a low pressure system that originates over the Mediterranean Sea and moves eastward while accumulating moisture, which is then dumped over northern India in the form of rain and snow.
This time, the presence of WD cyclone has also led to the formation of a cyclonic circulation over northwest Rajasthan and adjoining areas, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) noted.
Due to these systems, scattered rain and/or light to moderate intensity snowfall is very likely over Jammu Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad on Wednesday (November 8), followed by fairly scattered rain/snow on Thursday and Friday (9-10). November).
Moreover, scattered rain is expected over Himachal Pradesh from Wednesday to Friday (November 8-10) and Uttarakhand on Thursday and Friday (November 9-10).
Jammu Kashmir, Ladakh and Himachal are also possible to experience some thunderstorm activity on Thursday (November 9), which may result in some thunderstorms. Yellow watch Issued on these lands. The advisory urges residents to “be aware” of local weather conditions.
Given the strength of this disturbance, it is also likely that some rainfall activity will extend into the adjacent northwestern plains. Accordingly, light rain is expected over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and western Rajasthan on Thursday (November 9).
Some rain may also be observed in Delhi on Thursday. While this may provide a slight boost to air quality in the capital, it is not expected to have a significant impact due to the low intensity of rainfall.
Meanwhile, the next spell of rain will be the first significant for the Western Himalayas in the month of November. As for the decline in monsoon and post-monsoon rainfall in October, Jammu Kashmir (80.5 mm) recorded 89% excess rainfall, while Himachal (27.3 mm), Uttarakhand (20.3 mm) and Ladakh (1.4 mm) suffered a 7% deficit. . And 40% and 66%, respectively.
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