IMD predicts rain, thunderstorm over western Himalayas in next 5 days

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New Delhi (NVI): The India Meteorological Department (IMD) today predicted that the western Himalayan region, including parts of the northwest India will experience rainfall along with thunderstorms during the next 5 days.

According to the IMD’s weather bulletin, “A western disturbance as a trough in mid and upper tropospheric westerlies above mean sea level runs roughly along longitude 72°E to the north of latitude 25°N.”

Under their influence, isolated rainfall is likely over the western Himalayan region during next 5 days except over Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan & Muzaffarabad where scattered to fairly widespread rainfall is likely on March 16 and 17.

The Met department also forecasts very light rainfall is likely over the plains of northwest India during March 18 and 19, and isolated thunderstorm with lightning over the region on March 18.

On the other hand, due to the interaction between mid-level westerlies and lower level easterlies, thunderstorm or hailstorm activity is likely over Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Vidarbha during March 18 to 20.

“A trough in westerlies in lower & middle tropospheric levels above mean sea level will bring fairly widespread rainfall is very likely over Arunachal Pradesh during next 2 days and decrease thereafter,” IMD’s bulletin said.

It added that isolated rain or thundershower is also likely over Arunachal Pradesh and Assam & Meghalaya during March 16 to 19.

The Met department further informed that a fresh Western Disturbance is very likely to affect the Northwest India from the night of March 20. Under its influence, a fresh spell of precipitation likely to start over western Himalayan region & adjoining plains.

Apart from that, no heat wave very likely over the country during next five days except over Saurashtra and Kutch where heat wave conditions are likely during the next two days, IMD added.