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J&K, Himachal Pradesh witness fresh snowfall

February 8, 2015 2:42 PM |

Snow in KashmirThe fresh Western Disturbance, affecting Himalayan region, has given another spell of snow and rain over the hilly states of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. The system is presently prevailing over eastern parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and higher reaches of Uttarakhand.

Famous tourist destination Srinagar once again witnessed light snowfall. In last 24 hours, Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir recorded 24 mm of rain, Gulmarg 22 mm, Banihal 4.8 mm, Srinagar 4mm, Katra 3.2 mm, Pahalgam 1.6 mm and Jammu 1.2 mm.

According to Skymet Meteorology Division in India, the system is expected to give more rain and snow over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during the next 24 hours, moving away thereafter.

While plains remained largely unaffected, light clouding was observed over north Punjab and Haryana. But as the system is clearing, scattered to light rain is expected along the foothills in next 24 hours.

In wake of the system, minimum temperature across the region have been settling above normal. However, as the system moves away by Monday, the night temperatures will drop by two to three degrees, while maximum temperature may increase marginally.

Western Disturbances become frequent during winters and are responsible for affecting the weather in the region to a large extent. These systems after approaching the region usually stay for 1-2 days and give short spells of rain. The system is called Western Disturbance due to its movement from west to east.

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