File photograph of a winter storm in Kashmir

(Bilal Bahadur/TOI, BCCL, Delhi)

Sunday, February 20With round 30 Winter Western Disturbances (WDs) for the reason that finish of the monsoon season in 2021, Northwest India is now wetter than regular for nearly 4 months now. On a mean 4-6 WD go to the Western Himalayan area each month throughout the winter season. The excessive variety of such storms and the resultant rains could adversely have an effect on the rabi crops within the area.

As per the forecast, one other recent WD will have an effect on the Western Himalayan area for a number of days ranging from Tuesday, February 22. The system and its induced cyclonic circulation will proceed the pattern of extra rainfall over virtually all of the north-west states, bringing rain and snow to all the area. area.

Rain might be most energetic on Tuesday, February 22 remoted heavy rain As much as 80 mm in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The India Meteorological Division (IMD) bulletin mentioned that remoted rain is forecast in Punjab on Tuesday, whereas Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh and North Rajasthan will obtain gentle rain on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Robust wind pace reaching 25-35 kmph will prevail over Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh from Sunday to Wednesday and over North Rajasthan on Tuesday. Because the Western Disturbance strikes eastwards, the rains will shift over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha and adjoining areas from Thursday to Friday.

Accordingly, IMD has issued a ‘yellow clockFor Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Delhi, Haryana and Chandigarh for Tuesday, residents have been urged to be ‘conscious’. Alert continues for Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Wednesday as properly.

Western Disturbances are low strain techniques that originate from the Mediterranean or Caspian Sea and are pushed in the direction of India by excessive altitude westerly winds. The disturbance collects moisture from varied sources alongside the way in which, together with the Arabian Sea.

On Sunday, the climate remained dry and nice over Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh and the Meteorological Division has forecast the identical situation to proceed throughout the subsequent 24 hours. Below the affect of a recent Western Disturbance, the Meteorological Division has anticipated gentle to reasonable rain/snow for 2 days from Tuesday night.

On Sunday, Srinagar recorded a minimal temperature of 0.1 diploma Celsius, Pahalgam -4.3 diploma Celsius and Gulmarg -8 diploma Celsius. In Ladakh, the minimal evening temperature in Drass was -13.5 °C, Leh -6.7 °C and Kargil -11.2 °C. As per the forecast, the Western Himalayan area will expertise extra consecutive than regular readings subsequent week.

Between January 1 and February 19, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have obtained ‘regular’ rainfall of 185 mm and 23 mm, whereas Himachal has recorded ‘extra’ rainfall of 213 mm over its long-term common for the interval. Was once. All different States and Union Territories, particularly Chandigarh (236 mm), Uttarakhand (142 mm), Punjab (120 mm), Delhi (95 mm), Haryana (80 mm), Uttar Pradesh (54 mm), and Rajasthan (26 mm) mm), all have recorded ‘giant extra’ rain this season.

(with inputs from IANS)

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