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Fresh Western Disturbance Arriving Soon, Another Wet Spell Over North India

April 16, 2024 12:18 PM |

Western disturbance over the mountains has moved away towards the Eastern Himalayas. The remnant effect of the system is still giving scattered clouds over Srinagar Valley and will find clearance by evening. Earlier, heavy rains lashed, both, Jammu and Srinagar divisions. Incessant rains resulted in landslides in some places. National Highway Jammu-Srinagar was closed due to landslides. NH-44 also was blocked due to landslides at Kishtwari Pather. There was a mishap resulting in casualties when a boat capsized in the swollen Jhelum River. Heavy rains over the last few days in the region led to a rise in the level of water bodies, including river Jhelum.

Another western disturbance is likely to approach on 18th April 2024. Actually, there will be two back-to-back systems with a brief pause in the weather activity on 21st April. Mountains will have the activity commencing 18th evening and carry on till the 22nd of April. The remnant effect will last on 23rd April and a broad clearance can be expected from 24th April onward. The least weather activity is expected over the state of Uttarakhand during this period.

An associated induced cyclonic circulation over plains will accompany the main system.  Scattered light to moderate rains are expected over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, North Rajasthan and parts of West Uttar Pradesh on the 18th and 19th of April. Foothills of Punjab and Haryana may witness the residual effect of the system on 20th April, as well. The fresh bout will start again on 21st April, lasting for 48 hours. Weather activity will become very light and isolated on 23rd April and recede the same day from most parts.

With intermittent weather activity over the northern plains and hills, mercury is unlikely to rise sharply. Temperatures will remain below normal, both, during day and night. No heat wave conditions are likely over the plains of North India during this week and minimal chance for the next week, as well.

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