Wonderful article on WD for us written by Shreyas Dhavale (Vagarian)
Being in the tropics, broadly speaking, the winter over India is characterized by cool and dry weather.
We all are aware that it snows over Himalayas in winter. For snowfall to occur, the presence of clouds is
necessary. But where do these clouds come from after the monsoon has withdrawn from the
subcontinent? The reason for this winter precipitation which is in the form of rain/snow over Himalayas
and rain over parts of north Indian plains is the Western Disturbances (WDs).
More info on below link:
Western Disturbances may benefit northern India, they coincide with onset of south east India North East Monsoon - may times led to failure (maybe not good for NEM)
Driest places in Karnataka - Raichur, Bellary has received only 200mm annual rain! Worst than Thar desert.
Karnataka's 153 taluks out of 176 will be notified as drought affected during the Rabi season.
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