Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand to Receive heavy Snowfall in Next 24 Hours, IMD Issues Yellow Alert
Kashmir Snowfall 2019 (Photo Credits: IANS)

Srinagar, November 21: Parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are set to receive heavy snowfall and rainfall over the next 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The weather agency has also issued a 'yellow alert' for the Jammu and Kashmir for November 21, and Himachal Pradesh and J&K for November 22. In its weather bulletin, the IMD stated that due to the western disturbance after a cyclonic circulation lies over Iran and nearby regions, the three hill states are likely to receive rainfall on Thursday and Friday. "Jammu and Kashmir is likely to receive downpour on Thursday and Friday while Himachal Pradesh may be battered by the rains on Friday only", the IMD said. Kashmir Receives Early Snowfall! See Gorgeous Pictures of the Valley Drenched in a Carpet of Snow.

The yellow alert states 'Be updated' while the orange alert states 'Be prepared'; Red states 'Take action' and Green alert states 'No warning'. In Himachal Pradesh, the yellow weather warning for heavy rain and snowfall in the eight districts including Chamba, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti. In Jammu and Kashmir, the yellow alert has been issued particularly at isolated places particularly over Kashmir Valley.

Apart from the three states, widespread rainfall is very likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal on Thursday and Friday. In Delhi, the sky will mainly be clear on Thursday, even if the air quality in the national capital inched towards severe category again. The minimum and maximum temperatures hovering around 12 degrees Celsius and 27 degrees Celsius.

According to reports, the sky will mainly be clear in Mumbai, with the temperature hovering around 21 degrees Celsius and 35 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity in the region is 60 per cent.