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Weather Dept forecasts snow and thunderstorms in J&K till 14 March

Last Updated on March 12, 2021 at 1:36 pm

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has stated that a western disturbance is currently active and influencing the weather throughout North and Northwest India. This is likely to have influence over the region until Friday. Once its influence is over, another western disturbance is likely to arrive soon on Sunday and have a significant impact on the North Indian weather.

The current western disturbance is causing widespread rainfall and/or snowfall throughout Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. However, intensity and distribution of rainfall and snow will decrease to a great extent by tomorrow.

The second western disturbance can be expected to cause scattered to fairly widespread rainfall over the Western Himalayan Region on Sunday. Above mentioned regions will also be subject to isolated thunderstorms, lightning, hail and gusty winds blowing at the speed of 30-40 kmph during the entire period.

The Weatherman has forecasted that irregular weather with intermittent rain with thunderstorms in plains and snow will take place in the Valley till March 15. The official said that there are possibilities of light to moderate rain and snow for the next 36 hours.

Sonam Lotus, Director of Meteorological Department said that the weather is expected to remain irregular till March 15. He said that intermittent rain with thunderstorm and snow can be expected over higher reaches mainly for the next two days. He hoped that weather will start improving from 16th till next spell. He also advised farmers not to spray in orchards and other farm operations till 15th March.

March has witnessed a fairly below-average rainfall by now in the western Himalayan region. Between March 1-10, Jammu & Kashmir received 11.5 mm rainfall, Ladakh 1.3 mm, Himachal 9.3 mm and Uttarakhand 6.4 mm which is lower than their respective averages for this period.