Heavy snowfall, rain, overcast conditions, colder days and winds will continue for the next two to three days over the western Himalayan region. Heavy to very heavy snowfall and rain is expected at a few places in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during the next 48 hours. One or two places in these states could see heavy snowfall.
Rains will intensify in Delhi and other parts of the northwest plains during the next 24 to 48 hours. Many places in Delhi, Punjab. Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan will see rainfall during this period. One or two places could experience hailstorm(rain with ice) in the region. Rain will reduce thereafter.
The strong western disturbance is close to Jammu and Kashmir. The weather system originated in the Mediterranean sea and consists of warm moist winds that travels east-northeastwards. After Afghanistan and Pakistan, the weather system hit Jammu and Kashmir where its warm winds collide with cool winds in the region.
This encounter of winds brings snowfall to higher altitudes as the temperatures remain low and the plains receive rainfall as temperatures remain relatively higher compared to the hills. The amount of snowfall and rain associated with the western disturbance depends on the strength of the phenomenon.
These weather conditions will set over north and northwest India after the next 48 hours as the strong Western Disturbance will leave the region. Cool winds will start blowing over northern, central and eastern India and a spell of severe cold conditions will return.
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