Twin western disturbances will arrive shortly to announce the first spell of snowfall during March. All the hilly states of North India across Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand will receive rain and snow between 02nd and 07th March with a break in between on 05th March.
Opening western disturbance of March will arrive tonight and last till 04th March. This weather system is rather weak and so the rain and snow will remain confined to higher reaches of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh with a limited spillover to Himachal Pradesh. While this western disturbance clears the region on 05th March, another one will park itself on the outers of Jammu & Kashmir. This will start affecting the weather over Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh and the state of Himachal Pradesh on 06th March. The system will extend arms to capture most places of Uttarakhand also the next day. Fairly widespread rain and snow of moderate-intensity in general and heavy at few places is expected for the mountains with a peak of this activity on 07th March. The remnant of the system will have isolated weather on 08th March also, albeit shrinking span and strength.
The second western disturbance will usher rain and thundershowers along the foothills and northern parts of Punjab and Haryana on 06th and 07th March. The reversal in the wind pattern and variation in the sky condition is quite likely over plains of North India including the national capital Delhi during the 1st week of March. Commensurate with these changes, frequent fluctuations of temperature, both day and night are expected during this period. Some days will turn quite windy while others may observe nearly calm conditions. Short clearance is expected on 08th and 09th March before the next one queues up from 10th March onward.