14 Apr 2024

Weather: MP to get relief from rain and thunderstorms after 24 hours; heavy rain in Western Himalayas

The Skymet Weather has said that dust storms and isolated hailstorms are forecast for Madhya Pradesh during the next 24 hours but there would be a reprieve from these weather events thereafter. 

The past two days have seen a dramatic shift in weather patterns across Northwest and Central India. While many parts of the region experienced dust and hailstorms accompanied by thunderstorms, the Western Himalayas received a much-needed dose of rain and snowfall.

Himalayas get relief from dry spell

Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, and parts of Himachal Pradesh witnessed moderate rain and snowfall, providing welcome relief from the recent dry spell. This positive trend is expected to continue for another 24-48 hours, with the possibility of increased rain and snowfall activity over the Western Himalayas, according to Skymet Weather.

Light to moderate rain in plains in next 24 hours

Light to moderate rain and thunderstorms, possibly accompanied by dust storms and isolated hailstorms, are forecast for plains including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, parts of Haryana, Delhi and West Uttar Pradesh over the next 24 hours. Thankfully, the intensity of these weather events is expected to decrease significantly thereafter.

Western Himalayas remain susceptible to landslides

While the arrival of rain is a positive development, the Western Himalayas remain susceptible to landslides and mudslides due to the moderate to heavy snowfall. This is particularly concerning as the region typically experiences a decline in Western Disturbance activity by the second week of April.

Next Western Disturbance predicted for April 20

This year's extended period of intense Western Disturbance is unusual, and the arrival of another such system is predicted for April 20th. This upcoming disturbance is likely to bring light to moderate rain and snowfall to the hills. Residents in both the plains and the Himalayas are advised to stay updated with the latest weather advisories and exercise caution during this period.

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