Wet conditions over parts of North India, particularly the Western Himalayan region (WHR), are set to continue this coming weekend, as a fresh rain and snow spell has been forecast across the northernmost states and territories. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a fresh western disturbance will start affecting the weather across the Western Himalayan region starting Saturday night, March 27.
Under the influence of this system, scattered to fairly widespread rainfall and/or snowfall, along with thunderstorms and lightning, are likely over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand over the weekend. Further, The Weather Channel’s met team expects fairly widespread showers and snowfall, with thunderstorms, lightning, hail and gusty winds to be on the cards over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan and Muzaffarabad on Sunday and Monday.
In view of these predictions, the IMD’s regional met centre in New Delhi has issued a yellow watch over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Sunday and Monday. The advisory urges residents to ‘be aware’ of the local weather situation.