The hilly states of North India including the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand had been witnessing dry weather conditions a day before due to the absence of any significant weather system over the region.
However, the last 24 hours were rainy enough for the Western Himalayan region and a few good showers were seen over the hilly states of North India including Jammu and Kashmir as well as Himachal Pradesh. In fact, heavy rains were recorded in parts of Jammu and Kashmir. The holy shrine of Vaishno Devi also saw rainfall activity. Uttarakhand remained mostly dry.
In the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Saturday, Qazigund saw 42 mm of heavy rains, followed by Banihal 29.4 mm, Batote 8 mm, Bhaderwah 17 mm, Gulmarg 18.4 mm, Katra 12.4 mm, Kukernag 29.4 mm, Kupwara 17.2 mm, Pahalgam 31 mm, Srinagar 12.5 mm, Dharamsala 6.6 mm, Kalpa 3 mm, Keylong 5 mm, Kullu 3.4 mm, and Manali 8.2 mm.
Currently, a Western Disturbance is over North Pakistan and adjoining Jammu and Kashmir region. Due to this, moderate to heavy rains are expected over Jammu and Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh during the next 24 hours. Rainfall activity will also commence over the state of Uttarakhand.
These activities are expected to continue for the next two to three days as back to back Western Disturbances will affect the hilly states. Temperatures which were running above the normal levels will also subside due to these rains.
Cities of Srinagar, Shimla, Manali, Dharamsala, Gulmarg, Keylong, Kullu, Pahalgam, Dehradun, Mussoorie will see rains during this time.
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