JAMMU Mar 7: During the last couple of days, cloudy to overcast sky conditions are prevailing over the hills. These clouds have even led to light rains and snowfall at multiple places over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Uttarakhand.
Going by the data, while Srinagar recorded a mere 1 mm rains during the last 24 hours, Jammu received 18 mm, Dharamsala 24 mm, Manali 9 mm, Shimla 16 mm, Bhuntar 4 mm and Chamoli recorded 30 mm rains.
These weather activities are occurring due to the presence of an active Western Disturbance over northern parts of Pakistan and its associated Low Pressure Area over eastern parts of Rajasthan. Apart from the Western Disturbance, moisture feeding winds are also taking place from Arabian Sea.
Under these conditions, good spells of rain and snowfall will be affecting many places over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh and Uttarakhand during the next 18 to 24 hours.
Also, southern parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand are likely to experience hailstorm at isolated places.
After 24 hours, the weather conditions will start improving as the affecting weather systems would be moving away.
Although, due to the remnants of these systems, isolated places might continue to receive light rains and snow for the subsequent 24 hours as well.
The next spell of rain and thundershowers would be affecting the Western Himalayas March 11 onwards which will be persisting for a slightly longer period as one after another Western Disturbances would be affecting the entire Western Himalayas between March 11 to 15.