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Weather advisory from March 29 to 31 in North India: IMD

Shimla, March 28

Himachal Pradesh is likely to get a fresh spell of rain and thunderstorms from Wednesday onwards as Indian Meteorological Department has issued an weather advisory and announced Western disturbence activities this week again.
In a Wlweather bulletin issued here, the IMD stated that a fresh spell of rainfall  or thunderstorm would likely begin from the night of March, 29, 2023.  A Western Disturbance lies as a cyclonic circulation over tropospheric levels likely to create a fresh spell of activity very likely over the region likely over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, from March 29 to  31st.
In the state hail and thunderstrom likely to occur at some places in the Himachal Pradesh on March 30 and 31st.
However, no significant change in Maximum Temperatures are likely during the next 5 days. The Minimum temperature likely come down in the state.
State diaster Management authority also issued separate préss Advisory about wind & Hailstorm over the state on March 30 &31 st along with Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, West Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh.
For farmers
It further said that after impact of rough weather or strong winds and hail, may damage plantation, horticulture and standing crops. Hail may injure people and cattle at open places. Partial damage to vulnerable structures due to strong winds and minor damage to kutcha houses or walls and huts. SDMA suggested people to stay indoors, close windows & doors and avoid travel if possible. It also said that one should take safe shelters; do not take shelter under trees.  Do not lie on concrete floors and do not lean against concrete walls. Unplug electrical or electronic appliances.  Immediately get out of water bodies and keep away from all the objects that conduct electricity. Issuing separate advisory for farmers SDMA asked them to postpone and resume harvesting of matured crops in Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana,Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan during clear weather.
Drain out excess water from crop fields.Provide mechanical support to horticultural crops and staking to vegetables.
Minimum temperature continue to below normal in the state as Shimla 6 degrees, Bhuntar Airport 4.8 degrees, Kalpa 0.2 degees, Dharamshala and Una 10 each – Nahan(Sirmour), 13.8 Keylong (Lahaul-Spiti) minus 4.5 degrees,  Solan 6.7, Manali 2.2, Kangra 9.5, Mandi 8.6, Bilaspur 11, Hamirpur 8.7, Chamba 8.8, Dalhousie 7, Airport Jubberhatti 8.3, Tourist resort Kufri  4.4 & Narakanda 2.4.
Forecast of light rain and thunder showers also made for next 24hrs in the state at isolated places.


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