Rain in Kashmir, Himachal drops mercury, winters round the corner

Rain in Kashmir, Himachal drops mercury, winters round the corner

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It is that time of the year again when the weather has started to change. Winters are around the corner and weather conditions would now slowly and steadily becoming conducive for the season.

According to Skymet Weather, passage of Western Disturbance plays an active role in this. For instance, the recent passage of Western Disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir gave light to moderate rains at many places of state, Himachal Pradesh and few places of Uttarakhand.

These rains have dropped both the maximum and minimum temperatures. In fact, day temperatures are significantly running below normal by 4-5 degree-Celsius over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The day temperatures are in the range of 20-25 degree-Celsius, while the night temperatures were between 11-14 degree- Celsius.

Not only this, another fresh Western Disturbance is seen over North Pakistan and its adjoining areas and moving towards Jammu and Kashmir soon. Being feeble in nature, this weather system will not have much of impact in terms of rain or snow over the Western Himalayas. However, this will keep affecting the wind pattern.

As per Skymet Weather, rain and snowfall activities are expected to increase over Jammu and Kashmir around October 16 and 17. Himachal Pradesh may experience rains at few places but no variation in weather will be seen in parts of Uttarakhand.

Shimla, Manali, Rohtang Pass, Lahaul Spiti  may witness snowfall in its upper reaches during this period. Rains in the coming week can be considered as the beginning of winters. This weekend seems to be the best period to visit hills.

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