IMD predicts rainfall in JK, other areas
New Delhi/Srinagar: Several parts of the country including Jammu and Kashmir are likely to receive rainfall in the next five days due to different cyclonic circulations, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.
According to the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the IMD, under the influence of trough and cyclonic circulations over the south peninsula, scattered to fairly widespread rainfall with thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds of 30-40 kilometres per hour are very likely over southwest peninsular India in the next five days.
The IMD said isolated heavy rainfall is also likely over south and ghat areas of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Mahe, coastal and south interior Karnataka during April 14-16.
Another cyclonic circulation lies over southwest Madhya Pradesh and neighbouring areas.
Under its influence, isolated rainfall with thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds (30-40 kmph) is very likely over Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha during next 4-5 days and over Jharkhand during next 24 hours.
The IMD said a fresh active western disturbance is very likely to affect the western Himalayan region during April 14-17 and adjoining plains during April 15-17.
It is very likely to cause scattered to fairly widespread rainfall with thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds (30-40 kmph) during April 14-17 over western Himalayan region, and light, isolated to scattered rainfall with thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds (30-40 kmph) over adjoining plains during April 15-17.
Isolated hailstorms are also likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad and Himachal Pradesh on April 14-16.
Thunderstorm/dust storms at isolated places are also likely over west Rajasthan on April 14 and 15, it added.
“Due to thunderstorm activities over most parts of the country, no significant change in maximum temperatures are likely over most parts of the country during next 4-5 days, the IMD said.
Meanwhile, rains lashed parts of Kashmir valley on Monday morning. A meteorological department official said that many areas across Kashmir valley witnessed rains for almost three hours.
He said that the minimum temperature settled at 7.8°C against 6.4°C on the previous night in Srinagar.
The temperature in the summer capital, which received 8mm of rains in 24 hours till 0830 a.m., was 0.2°C above normal for this time of the season, he said.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 7.2°C against 4.0°C on the previous night and received rainfall of 9.6mm during the time, the official said.
Pahalgam recorded a minimum of 4.0°C against 0.9°C on the earlier night while the famous resort in south Kashmir received 13.6mm of rain.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 5.8°C against previous night’s 4.8°C while it had 6.0mm of rain, the official said.
Kupwara recorded a low of 5.2°C against 5.1°C on the previous night and received 8.6mm of rain, the official said.
Gulmarg record a low of minus 0.2°C against 0.0°C on the previous night while the world famous skiing resort in the north Kashmir received 14.6mm of rain, the official said.
“There’s no forecast of any severe weather till April 14. Expect another spell of light to moderate rain/thunderstorm (in plains) and snowfall over higher reaches during April 14th night to April 15,” Director meteorological department Sonam Lotus said.
For next 24 hours, the MeT office here forecast “isolated very light rain/thundershowers in the upper reaches of Kashmir and Pirpanjal range of Jammu division. Mainly dry weather on the plains of Jammu and Kashmir.”
Regarding the outlook for subsequent two days, the MeT office said there is possibility of “isolated to scattered light Rain/thundershowers/Snow.”