according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), between February 8 and February 10, the western region may experience fairly widespread rain or snowfall. Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh may witness light to moderate rain or snowfall at some places.
Western Himalayan region will be affected
In its weather forecast, the IMD said, ‘A little widespread rain or snow is possible in the near future. Conditions are likely to change in the entire Western Himalayan region in the next 24 hours.
Another Western Disturbance is likely to occur over the West Himalayan region from the evening of February 8. Between February 8 and 10, with peak intensity on February 9, light to moderate widespread rain or snow is very likely to affect the Western Himalayan region.
According to the Meteorological Department, storm and lightning are likely to occur in the entire region on February 9 and 10. Kashmir valley is also likely to experience heavy rain or snowfall on Thursday.
There is a possibility of light to moderate rain at some places on February 9 as well. Hailstorm and lightning are likely in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya till February 7.
Meanwhile, it is quite likely that the minimum temperature will drop by two to three degrees Celsius over northwest India in the next 48 hours followed by a rise of two to four degrees Celsius.
In many parts of central India, no significant change in minimum temperature is predicted during the next three days, followed by a gradual increase of two to four degrees Celsius.
There will be no major change in the minimum temperature across the country during the next four to five days. An alert has also been issued for fog during the night or early morning in parts of Uttar Pradesh, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, West Assam and Tripura.