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Brace for Rainy New Year's as Fresh Western Disturbance Approaches Western Himalayas

December 25, 2023 11:54 AM |

Get ready for a potentially wet New Year's Eve celebration in parts of northwest and central India, as a fresh Western Disturbance is set to approach the Western Himalayas around December 29 or 30. This weather system promises to bring a much-needed wet spell to the region after a prolonged dry period.

What are Western Disturbances?

Western Disturbances are cyclonic storms that originate over the Mediterranean Sea and travel eastward, bringing rain and snowfall to the Indian subcontinent, particularly the northern and western regions. These disturbances play a crucial role in replenishing water resources and supporting agriculture in the region.

Impact of the Incoming Western Disturbance

The interaction of this fresh Western Disturbance with lower-level easterly winds is expected to trigger rain and snowfall across Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. Scattered rain may occur over west Rajasthan, west Madhya Pradesh, parts of west Uttar Pradesh and at one or two places over Delhi and NCR. The intensity of the precipitation is likely to vary across these states, with heavier rainfall expected in the mountainous areas.

What to Expect:

Rain and snowfall: Scattered to widespread rain and snowfall is expected from December 29 onwards, intensifying on December 30 and 31.
Temperature drop: The incoming Western Disturbance will also lead to a significant drop in temperatures, making the New Year's Eve celebrations a bit chilly.

Potential for disruption: Rainfall or snowfall could disrupt travel plans and lead to traffic jams in some areas.

Stay Informed and Prepared: It's always advisable to stay updated on the latest weather forecasts and advisories issued by the Skymet weather as the exact intensity and trajectory of the Western Disturbance may vary.

Here are some additional tips for staying prepared:

Carry an umbrella or raincoat if you're venturing outside.
Drive cautiously on wet roads and be aware of the potential for landslides in hilly areas. With a little preparation, you can enjoy a safe and pleasant New Year's Eve celebration, even amidst the rain and snowfall. Remember, this wet spell is a much-needed blessing for the region, replenishing water resources and ensuring a fruitful agricultural season ahead.

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