02 Mar 2021: Rain, snow in Western Himalayas during March first week: IMD
Consecutive Western Disturbances are expected to bring light, scattered rain and snow to the Western Himalayan region through the first week of March, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Hindustan Times reports.
As a result, the maximum temperatures are likely to drop in several states across the country.
Here are more details on this.
Details: Rain likely in Jammu, Kashmir, Himachal on March 3
A fresh Western Disturbance could affect the Western Himalayan region from the night of March 2.
Under its influence, isolated to scattered rainfall or snowfall with isolated thunderstorm or lightning can be expected over several areas in the northern part of the country such as Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand on March 3.
Details: Rain, snowfall also likely during March 6-8
Thereafter, another Western Disturbance is likely to affect the Western Himalayan region from the night of March 5.
Due to its influence, scattered to widespread rainfall or snowfall is likely over the said region from March 6 to 8 with the maximum intensity on March 7.
Light rainfall with peak thunderstorm or lightning is also likely over north-eastern states during the next 4-5 days.
Weather: Temperatures likely to fall by 1-2 degree Celsius
Meanwhile, the maximum temperatures are currently 3-6 degree Celsius above normal over north, west, central and east India covering areas like Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Saurashtra and Kutch, Vidarbha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, among others.
They are now expected to fall by 1-2 degree Celsius over the northwest and adjoining central India during the next two days.
February: Delhi witnessed an unusually warm February this year
The news may come as a sigh of relief after Delhi witnessed its second warmest February in the last 120 years, with a mean maximum temperature of 27.9 degree Celsius, according to the IMD.
The maximum temperatures last month were, on average, four degrees higher than normal.
Experts attributed the unusually warm conditions to the lack of rain over northern plains during the period.