After experiencing widespread rain and thundershower activities few days back, rains eased out a bit and during the last 24 hours, only isolated light rainfall activity was witnessed in parts of Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand remained almost dry with cloudy sky.
At present a fresh Western Disturbance is seen over North Pakistan and adjoining parts of Jammu and Kashmir. This system has also induced a cyclonic circulation over parts of Rajasthan.
Today, we expect rain and thundershowers to commence over parts of Jammu and Kashmir. Gradually, by tomorrow the intensity and spread of these weather activities will increase and cover parts of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand as well.
Thus, during the next two days i.e. April 16 and 17, fairly widespread rain and thundershower activities are likely to occur over most parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Few heavy showers are also expected in these states.
Places such as Banihal, Jammu, Katra, Gulmarg, Leh, Pahalgam, Qazigund, Srinagar, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Kullu, Manali, Shimla, Una, Almora, Dehradun, Haridwar, Mussoorie, Nainital, Pithoragarh and Tehri will experience widespread rain and thundershowers on April 16 and 17.
Snowfall activity is expected over the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Due to rain and snow, maximum temperatures are expected to drop over most places of the northern hills.
In the wake of such widespread weather activities, travelling to the hills of North India is advised to be avoided, as occurrence of disruptions is possible. Hence to avoid any mishappening people must take precautions for the next 48 hours.
Weather Alert: Moderate to heavy rain and thundershowers with isolated squall and hailstorm will occur over Almora, Bageshwar, Chamoli, Champawat, Dehradun, Garhwal, Hardwar, Nainital, Pithoragarh, Rudraprayag, Tehri Garhwal, Udham Singh Nagar and Uttarkashi districts of Uttarakhand between April 16 and 17.
Weather Alert: Moderate rain and thundershowers with isolated squall and hailstorm will occur over Bilaspur, Chamba, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kinnaur, Kullu, Lahaul & Spiti, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan and Una districts of Himachal Pradesh between April 16 and 17.
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