Heavy snow again likely in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal and Uttarakhand as fresh Western Disturbance approaches

January 14, 2020 12:04 PM |

Shimla snow

It has been a blissful winter season so far for the hills of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Frequent Western Disturbances in the month of December and now in January have given good amounts of snow and rain in the region.

In fact, heavy snowfall was recorded in the Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir and the state of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand yesterday that has thrown normal life out of gear. Popular tourist destinations like Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Shimla, Manali, Nainital and Mussoorie were also lashed by good amounts of snow.

Fresh Western Disturbance 

And looking at the weather models at Skymet, there isn’t any breather expected anytime soon as a fresh Western Disturbance (WD) is all set to hit the region again. According to senior meteorologists at Skymet, this weather system will enter the region by January 16 and start giving weather activity by evening. This spell is going to last for almost 4 days.

Heavy snowfall is again forecast in the hills during this period from January 16 to January 20. With just a short reprieve in between (on January 17) this spell will pose challenges for the people of the region. The conditions could be similar to the one observed yesterday. Road blockages would be a common feature and avalanches can not be ruled out either.

No relief in sight

After the passage of this system around January 20, another Western Disturbance will be ready to hit the region. In comparison, the fresh system will not be strong but scattered rain and snow are very likely in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during this period as well.

And meteorologists say the situation is going to be almost similar till the end of the month as weather models show consecutive Western Disturbances ready to hit the region.

Image Credit: India Today

Any information picked up from here has to be attributed to Skymet Weather







For accurate weather forecast and updates, download Skymet Weather (Android App | iOS App) App.

Weather Forecast

Other Latest Stories




Weather on Twitter
2018 was a record year as far as #Typhoons are concerned. However, 2019 set a new mark surpassing the previous year… t.co/IP29Tj4Hgr
Wednesday, January 22 19:34Reply
According to the weather models at Skymet, we expect the intensity of the rains to increase today and few moderate… t.co/04l6IRvHnG
Wednesday, January 22 18:34Reply
उत्तर-पश्चिम दिशा से चलने वाली तेज़ हवाओं के चलते पंजाब, हरियाणा, दिल्ली, उत्तरी राजस्थान और पश्चिमी उत्तर प्रदेश… t.co/D5iosNptO0
Wednesday, January 22 18:01Reply
#Lahore saw something mysterious, and no it wasn’t a UFO, it was an o-shaped black #cloud. Both the netizens had se… t.co/oCIaBUnj5i
Wednesday, January 22 17:36Reply
उत्तर भारत में सिर्फ कश्मीर पर होगी वर्षा और बर्फबारी। हिमाचल और उत्तराखंड समेत मैदानी इलाकों में मौसम शुष्क रहने… t.co/a1eTGezmvH
Wednesday, January 22 17:24Reply
वैष्णो देवी और आसपास के भागों में 23 जनवरी तक मौसम साफ रहेगा। लेकिन 24 जनवरी की रात तक एक नया पश्चिमी विक्षोभ दस्तक… t.co/XIFsJswiMK
Wednesday, January 22 16:40Reply
23 से 25 जनवरी के बीच उत्तर पश्चिमी दिशा से आने वाली तेज़ हवाओं के कारण दिन और रात के तापमान में गिरावट होगी। 28 जन… t.co/oLIboYkfl8
Wednesday, January 22 14:45Reply
राष्ट्रीय राजधानी क्षेत्र में बुधवार की सुबह घने कोहरे और तापमान में गिरावट के साथ हुई है। आज सुबह दिल्ली और आसपास… t.co/MOnVxIjOgs
Wednesday, January 22 14:30Reply
The January surplus for #Uttarakhand could rise further considering there is a forecast of #WesternDisturbance betw… t.co/Xr7XRkSKuY
Wednesday, January 22 14:23Reply
उत्तर भारत में पंजाब से लेकर हरियाणा, दिल्ली, उत्तर प्रदेश और बिहार में रह घना कोहरा। सड़कों से लेकर ट्रेन और हवाई… t.co/zuWWcHHSZm
Wednesday, January 22 14:15Reply

latest news

Skymet weather

Download the Skymet App

Our app is available for download so give it a try