Updated on June 29, 2015: As reiterated by Skymet, a Western Disturbance has been active over the hilly states of North India including Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Presently, moderate to heavy thundershowers are occurring over many parts of Jammu & Kashmir and at a few places in Himachal Pradesh. Jammu is observing overcast conditions accompanied by heavy rain.
Updated on June 28, 2015: A Western Disturbance is likely to affect the hilly states of North India. By evening of June 29, Western Himalayan region including Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh will receive scattered rain. By June 30, its effect will be seen over plains of North India giving rain to Punjab, Haryana, North Rajasthan and Delhi-NCR.
All the aforementioned areas are expected to receive light scattered rain. As a result, the temperatures will also fall by 3 to 4 degrees during the next 48 hours in the northwest plains. Gradually, Uttarakhand will again observe moderate showers. However, heavy to very heavy showers are highly unlikely. Thus, the Kedarnath Yatra will not be hampered and only minor interruptions may occur.
The Western Disturbance will continue to affect these areas till July 1. Thereafter, this system will move away in the northeast direction. As Monsoon has already advanced over these areas, light scattered rain will continue due to the movement of excess of Monsoon troughs.
The last Western Disturbance along with the intervention of a low pressure area over Central India had given fairly widespread rain over the Northwest plains leading to significant drop in the temperatures and pleasant weather conditions. However, it significantly reduced thereafter resulting in hot weather conditions.
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