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Widespread rains over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal

VINSON KURIAN Thiruvananthapuram | Updated on February 27, 2011


Fairly widespread rain or snowfall has occurred over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand until Sunday morning. It was isolated over west Uttar Pradesh.

The rain and snow was attributed to the influence of an incumbent but stubbornly slow western disturbance in its eastward movement until Saturday evening.

It is only overnight on Sunday morning that it has shown any urgency with get on with its easterly track, making the way clear for a successor system waiting in the wings across the border over the past couple of days.

The incoming system would be active over the northwest region for at least the first three days of the week, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in an update on Sunday afternoon.

In the south, sustained unstable weather brought about by opposing wind flows over the peninsular seas caused fairly widespread rainfall over Kerala during this period and isolated over Telangana and Tamil Nadu.

The morning’s satellite cloud picture showed convective clouds over parts of east Jammu and Kashmir, south Bay of Bengal and southeast Arabian Sea.

Forecast valid until Wednesday said that isolated rain or snowfall over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand would scale up gradually.

Scattered rain or thundershowers would occur over Punjab and isolated over west Rajasthan and north Haryana on Monday.

Rainfall activity would increase and extend over the rest of the plains of northwest India from Tuesday onwards, the IMD said.

Scattered rain or thundershowers would occur over Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh and isolated over south interior and coastal Karnataka, Telengana and Madhya Maharashtra until Monday afternoon.

Scattered rain or thundershowers would occur over Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands during the next three days.

Extended forecast until Thursday said that fairly widespread precipitation would occur over the western Himalayan region while scattered rain or thundershowers with isolated hailstorms or thunder squalls are likely over the plains of northwest India.

Published on February 27, 2011

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