The weather has taken a turn as expected in the states of North India. A western disturbance is active over Jammu and Kashmir, due to which there has been light thunderstorm in some places in Jammu and Kashmir during the last 24 hours. The widespread impact of this weather system will be seen today and tomorrow i.e. January 22 and 23 in the hilly states and plains of North India.
Due to the Western Disturbance, an induced circulation is over the plains of Rajasthan, Punjab and adjoining Central Pakistan. Due to this, the trend of winds is also changing from Punjab to Haryana including Delhi. However, in most parts of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Gujarat, the winds are still blowing from the western direction, due to which the weather will be cool in these parts. Due to the change in winds in Haryana, Punjab and Delhi, the temperature will now increase.
Due to the current weather systems, sky conditions over Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, western Uttar Pradesh and northern Rajasthan will be partly cloudy. Weather is likely to remain dry in most places in the plains of northwest India. The rain-prone areas are only in Punjab and Haryana, especially in the lowland areas of Haryana and Punjab.
While there is a possibility of rain in Punjab including Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Jalandhar, Pathankot and adjoining areas. There may be rain in Ambala, Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, Panchkula and surrounding areas in Haryana. In western Uttar Pradesh, there is a possibility of rain in low-lying areas including Saharanpur, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Bareilly, Shahjahanpur. The weather in Rajasthan, along with the rest of Northwest India, will be mainly clear and dry. However, partly cloudy weather will prevail during this period.
The most widespread change will be seen over the mountains of North India where heavy rain and snowfall is likely. During the next 48 hours, on January 22 and 23, widespread rains and snowfall could occur at many places in Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Muzaffarabad as well as Ladakh, Himachal and Uttarakhand. Avalanches and landslides can occur at many places in the mountainous regions of North India due to rain and snowfall. The roads may be closed due to the large snow gathering on the main routes.
There is also a possibility of rain and snowfall in the holy pilgrimage site of North India, Vaishno Devi. Significantly, the highest rainfall and snowfall can occur in Jammu and Kashmir in the mountainous regions. On January 24, the seasonal stir will be significantly reduced. Light to moderate rain and snowfall will continue at some places on 24 January. The weather is likely to be completely clear from 25 January.