Around 24 October, a strong Western Disturbance came over the Western Himalayan regions, due to which snow was seen in many parts of Uttarakhand including Jammu Kashmir Gilgit Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh.
Under the influence of that Western Disturbance, rain activities were also recorded in North India. It gave rain in West Uttar Pradesh including Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, North Rajasthan. Since then no strong Western Disturbance has come over the Western Himalayan regions and the weather remained almost dry.
One or two Light Western Disturbances were observed in November, but their effect was neither more on the mountains nor any effect was seen in the plains. The first major Western Disturbance of the winter season will reach Jammu and Kashmir around December 5 and during December 5 and 6, most parts of the mountains will see rain and snowfall.
Moderate to heavy snowfall is possible on the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Rain activities may also occur over many parts of these states. Due to which landslides in hilly areas and heavy rains in some areas can disrupt normal day to day life. Jammu Srinagar National Highway may be affected again.
Under the influence of this Western Disturbance, a Cyclonic Circulation will form over Punjab and Haryana. Rain activities are possible over many districts of West Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, North Rajasthan and Delhi. There is also a possibility of hailstorm at one or two places in these states. These rain activities are also expected to bring relief from the continuing heavy air pollution in Delhi and its adjoining areas.