'Western Disturbances' are expected to cause light to scattered snow/rainfall over the Himalayan regions on February 26 and 27, and then, the same area as well as adjoining plains of northern India from February 28 to March 2, the IMD said on Sunday.
The India Meteorological Department said that a prevailing "Western Disturbance as a trough in middle tropospheric westerlies runs roughly along Longitude 65 degrees East to the north of Latitude 32 degrees North" and is "very likely to cause light/moderate isolated to scattered rainfall/snowfall very likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan & Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand" on February 26-27.
In quick succession, a fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect the Western Himalayan Region & adjoining plains of northwest India from February 28, the IMD said.
Under its influence, light to moderate scattered to widespread rainfall/snowfall with thunder and lightning is likely over the Western Himalayan Region from February 28 to March 2.
Light isolated to scattered rainfall is also likely over Punjab during February 28 to March 2 and over Haryana and Chandigarh on March 1 and 2.
Isolated heavy falls is also likely over Kashmir Valley and Himachal Pradesh on March 1, thunderstorm with lightning at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir on March 1 and 2, over Himachal Pradesh on February 28 and March 1, with lightning and hail over Uttarakhand on March 1 and 2 and with lightning anbd gusty winds (speed 30-40 kmph) over Punjab on February 28 and March 1, the IMD said.
Experts to prepare plan for restoring polluted water bodies in Meghalaya
Poor rainfall in Gangetic plains may spike food inflation in near-term
Shah will try to trigger communal disturbances during Bihar visit: JD(U)
Delhi's October rainfall was three times more than August, says IMD
Delhi rainfall so far in October 2nd highest in 16 years, shows IMD data
Manish Sisodia gave evasive replies, did not cooperate investigation: CBI
AIMIM passes resolution on violence against Dalits, Muslims, asks PM to act
Takeaways from Cong plenary meet: No CWC polls, Kharge to nominate members
Election officials reach polling booths crossing rivers in Meghalaya
Sisodia's arrest a welcome step, AAP misused power: Delhi Cong chief
It also said that light isolated to scattered rainfall is also likely over Andaman & Nicobar Islands, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh during next five days.
"No significant change in maximum temperatures very is likely over rest of the country during next five days. The maximum temperatures very likely continue to remain above normal by 3-5 degrees Celsius over most parts of the northwest during next two days," the IMD said.
(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)