The hilly states of North India have been witnessing widespread heavy rainfall along with snow. Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh as well as Uttarakhand remained under the grip of severe weather conditions.
These weather conditions have not only been wreaking havoc over the residents of the hills but have also claimed lives of soldiers of the Indian Army. In a series of avalanches, at least 14 soldiers have lost their lives including a major.
The ongoing rain and snow has buried several parts of Jammu and Kashmir under inches of snow. These conditions have been attributed to the presence of back to back Western Disturbances over the Western Himalayas.
Now, the Western Disturbance is expected to move away from the Jammu and Kashmir region after 24 hours. Thus, a breather in the form of clear weather conditions is likely over the hills. Rain and snow are likely to take a break at least for some time.
Now, during the next two to three days, no weather system is expected to approach the Western Himalayas. Thus, clear weather will take over. Not only this, both minimum and maximum temperatures will drop by two to three degrees resulting in the comeback of cold wave like conditions. The possibility of fog over isolated places also cannot be ruled out.
Around February 3, a fresh Western Disturbance is expected to approach the Western Himalayas which will result in the comeback of rain and snow. Until then, the residents can enjoy some sunshine and brace for chilly weather conditions.
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