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Heavy snowfall likely in J&K; cooler days ahead for northwest India

December 13, 2012 6:39 PM |

New Delhi, Snowfall and rain would pick up again in Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh during the next 24 hours and would continue for next 72 hours. Rain would also be experienced in the plains of northwest India. Punjab, Delhi, Haryana and west Uttar Pradesh would receive rain during the next 24 to 48 hours. East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and sub-Himalayan West Bengal would continue to reel under fog cover during the next couple of days.

Heavy snowfall or rain during the next three days is possible over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Snowfall would be heavier in higher altitudes while lower areas would witness heavy rain during this period.

The sky will be covered from Jammu & Kashmir up to Delhi and West Uttar Pradesh during the next two to three days. The region would be devoid of sunshine that will drop the maximum temperature by several notches during this period. But night will be more comfortable in these parts as the cool northwesterly winds are not present to drop the minimum temperatures, which are likely to rise by 2 to 3 degrees during this period.

The above mentioned weather conditions are due to the presence of the Western Disturbances which is expected to arrive over Jammu & Kashmir during the next 24 hours. The weather system is hovering over north Pakistan and it is moving in an east-northeastward direction.

The other Western Disturbance that was affecting the region during the last two days has moved out in an east-northeastward direction. This system, which is an upper air system, is expected to reach over the northeastern states during the next 24 hours. Under its influence, it would rain at a few places in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya. One or two places in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura will receive rain during the next two days.

The northwesterly winds in the lower level over Gangetic plains would continue to mix up with the moist southeasterly winds from the Bay of Bengal and will give rain at one or two places over Jharkhand, Orissa and Gangetic West Bengal during the next 24 hours.

But areas towards north of this region, like Bihar and sub-Himalayan West Bengal along with east Uttar Pradesh, are within the bounds of direct and slow moving northerly winds that are meeting the moist easterly winds and creating foggy conditions. Fog will prevail over these places during the next 24 to 36 hours.

Southern Peninsula is experiencing strong northeasterly to easterly winds to which there is no confrontation, therefore, rain will remain aloft in the region but southern extreme parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala will continue to witness light rain at one or two places during the next 24 hours.

Photograph by Reuters

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