IMD predicts light rain, snow over Western Himalayas till March 7

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New Delhi (NVI): The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that continuous Western Disturbances are likely to bring light rainfall and snow over the Western Himalayan region of India till March 7.

According to the IMD’s weather bulletin, “A fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect Western Himalayan Region from the night of March 2.”

Under its influence, isolated to scattered rainfall/snowfall with isolated thunderstorm/lightning likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan & Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on March 3, it added.

The Met Department also forecasts that another fresh western disturbance is likely to affect Western Himalayan region from the night of March 5.

Under its influence, scattered to fairly widespread rainfall/snowfall activity likely over the region during March 6 to 8 with maximum intensity on March 7. Also, isolated to scattered rainfall with peak thunderstorm and lightning very likely over Northeastern states during next 4-5 days, IMD said.

The Met department further informed that the maximum temperatures are currently 3 to 6 degrees Celsius above normal over North, West, Central, East India.

“This covers Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Saurashtra & Kutch, Vidarbha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal,” it said.

Further, the temperature is likely to fall by 1-2 degrees Celsius over northwest
adjoining Central India during next 2 days. “No significant change in maximum temperatures over rest parts of the country,” IMD’s bulletin added.