Typically, during the summer season, people from the plains head towards the scenic mountains of Himachal Pradesh. However, this time, even the hills of Himachal Pradesh are experiencing unusually hot weather.
Una in Himachal Pradesh recorded a maximum temperature of 41.8 degrees Celsius on Sunday, which is 3.4 degrees above normal. But there is good news for the residents of the state as relief from the scorching heat is expected soon. A fresh Western Disturbance is likely to bring rainfall to Himachal Pradesh starting from Tuesday.
According to the Meteorological Department, a western disturbance is active in the northern areas of Pakistan, with a cyclonic circulation in the surrounding regions of Punjab. The Meteorological Department predicts the onset of a fresh western disturbance from Monday, leading to rainfall in most parts of Himachal Pradesh. Some areas may experience hailstorms.
The weather is expected to remain unsettled in the state for five days from Tuesday, with the possibility of strong thunderstorms. The Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert for the state due to these thunderstorms.
Meteorologists anticipate unfavorable weather conditions in the state from May 23 to 27, with heavy rainfall predicted in most parts on May 24 and 25. Skymet Weather, a weather forecasting agency, reports an increase in rain intensity in the western Himalayas from May 24.
Higher altitudes may witness light snowfall, accompanied by high-speed winds. This drop in temperature will provide relief from the scorching heat. Thunderstorm alerts have also been issued for certain areas.
According to PTI news agency, the Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for thunderstorms, lightning, hailstorms, and rain in ten districts of Himachal Pradesh on May 23 and 24. A yellow alert has also been issued for strong thunderstorms and lightning in various locations in the state on May 25 and 26.
The Shimla Meteorological Center has issued a warning stating that an active Western Disturbance is approaching the Western Himalayan region from May 23. Consequently, widespread rainfall is expected in the state for three to four days.