In the absence of any significant weather system, the Western Himalayan region has been observing dry weather for the last 36 hours. Partly cloudy sky conditions have been covering the entire hilly states of North India. In the southern parts of Jammu and Kashmir, the day has been pleasant, while the night has been cold.
At present, a feeble Western Disturbance as an upper air trough is travelling across the northern parts of Pakistan and adjoining Jammu and Kashmir. This system is however likely to move east-northeastwards.
In the wake of this weather system, clouding will increase in the northern parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and in the higher reaches of Uttrakhand in the next 36 hours. This time, the chances of heavy rain or snowfall are minimal as the present Western Disturbance is not very strong. But, at the same time, we expect light spell of rain and snow at isolated places in the higher reaches of the Western Himalayas.
On the other hand, the southern parts of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh will observe a rise in the day and night temperatures. The sky in the region will remain clear thus allowing ample sunshine.
From February 18 onwards, another Western Disturbance will be soon affecting the Western Himalayas. Till then, dry weather will prevail in the hills of North India.
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