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Rain and snow to dampen Holi break in hills of North India this long weekend

March 24, 2016 9:50 AM |

Snow in North IndiaJammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh is all set to witness another spell of good rain and snow. With this, threat of avalanche, landslides and cloud burst have also returned over the hills of North India.

Weather forecasters have strictly advised people from flocking to the famous hill stations. Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Vaishno Devi, Manali, Kullu, Shimla, Dharamasala and many such places are expected to see thousands of tourists in wake of the approaching long weekend.

According to Skymet Weather, a fresh Western Disturbance is approaching Western Himalayas. It is presently marked over North Pakistan and adjoining areas.

The system will start affecting weather over Jammu and Kashmir March 24 evening onwards. However, we could see some clouding from Wednesday itself.

As the system will move in east direction, it will also start impacting Himachal Pradesh from March 25. We can expect scattered light to moderate rain and snow over both the states on Friday.

The activity will increase significantly both in terms of intensity and spread by March 26. Fairly widespread rain and snow along with isolated heavy spells will continue over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh till March 27.

Uttarkhand will also see scattered rains during this four-day long spell.

The Western Disturbance is likely to clear away the region by March 28 but remnants of the system will continue giving weather but with reduced intensity.

Back to back Western Disturbances have made Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarkhand a rain surplus region. This pocket is one of the biggest contributor to the countrywide rainfall for March which has been surplus by 19%.

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