Fresh weather system to bring rains and snow over northern hills, landslide and avalanche risk increases  

March 17, 2020 10:57 AM |

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This Winter season, very intense and frequent Western Disturbances affected the Western Himalayas. In fact, their intensity continues in the month of March also. We have already seen two intense Western Disturbances during the first half of March which have brought along fairly widespread rain and snow over Western Himalayas.

Now, since the last two to three days, weather activities have almost calmed down over the hills.

However, a feeble Western Disturbances will approach Western Himalayas, but their intensity and impact will be minimal.

So, by March 20 and 21 another feeble Western Disturbance will approach Jammu and Kashmir. It will bring along light isolated rains and snow over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Another intense Western Disturbance will approach Jammu and Kashmir around March 23.

From March 24 onward, fairly widespread rains and snow are likely over many parts of hilly states which may lead to landslides, mudslides and avalanches. The impact of this Western Disturbance will be felt over Northern plains as well, giving rains and hail over Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and West Uttar Pradesh on March 24 and 25.

So, this Western Disturbance will be prolonged and intense one which will continue affecting the region between March 21 and 25.

So, the unusually high frequency and high intensity of Western Disturbances is expected to continue in the month of March also which will not allow the temperatures to rise much and they will keep day temperatures under check over the northern plains.

Image Credits – The Indian Express

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