Monday, October 19, 2009

Season's First Snow in Leh :

Currently, the 925 hpa streamline( IMD) shows no south-westerly winds over the peninsula; in fact, weak north-easterlies were observed in the southern regions of the east coast.

No model indicates the formation of a low in the bay. With the latest `low' being embedded in the north-south trough, the Bay should now host a fresh low for the north-east monsoon.

The IMD forecasts a feeble western disturbance across the northern Himalayan region next 2/3 days.

Starting from the northern most region of India, with first major snowfall of the winter season in Ladakh, the entire Leh town was snow covered today ( Sunday, 18th.),till afternoon.
An inch at the low-lying areas and one ft of snow at the upper reaches of the district was recorded. Due to snowfall, Khardong la pass remained closed for traffic in the morning.The day however became clear later, and the high in Leh was 9c, and the low at -1c.

Srinagar was 2.6c, as the minimum. In H.P. it was Kalpa at 0.5c, as the lowest.

Delhi, Punjab and the northern plains have now slipped to the range of 15-18c.

Further south, in the central regions, the nights are cooler, in the range of 15-18c, with Ahmednagar at 14.5c and Nasik at 15c.

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