Biparjoy cyclone may bring respite from sweltering heatwave in North West Himalayas

Indian Meteorological Department issued a warning of the Biparjoy cyclone hitting the Gujrat peninsula region in India.

Former Director of Himachal Pradesh Met Office Mr. Manmohan Singh told us that as such Biparjoy cyclone would not hit Northern Western Himalayas but it may precipitate the western disturbance currently active in the region.

Currently, a Western Disturbance is a trough in middle tropospheric levels with its axis at 5.8 km above mean sea level roughly along

longitude 65°E to the north of latitude 27°N which may slightly aggregate. Gusty winds, humid foggy weather already prevailed in the state.

Mr Manmohan Singh said that rain and thundershowers are unlikely to be there owing to depression due to the cyclone but sweltering heatwave conditions may give slight respite in Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, and parts of Punjab and Haryana.

He said that inclement weather conditions following the cyclone were confined to the Gujrat peninsula region and Rajasthan but the increasing coldwave with the cyclone also help the central and Northern Western Himalayas region also.

Shimla Met Office forecast has also issued a yellow alert and warned of thunderstorms,  lightning, hailstorm & gusty winds  (wind speed 30-40  kmph) likely at isolated places.

Thunderstorms,  lightning, hailstorm & gusty winds (wind speed 30-40 kmph) are likely at isolated places on June 13 and 14. WDs may bring rain and summer showers to a few places in the mid and foothills and isolated places in high reaches moreover State is likely to have more inclement weather conditions on June 14 as many places in the mid and foothills have Rain and windstorm and few places in the high reaches.

The yellow alert would continue for the next five days in the state and Mercury is likely to stay below normal during the period.

South Western Monsoon system normally affects the state after June 25 to 26 and is expected to be delayed and below normal in the NE Himalayas, the IMD had stated in its forecast issued previously.

The snowy cold breeze and pleasant weather conditions currently attracting a huge crowd of Tourists in its resort Kufri Dalhousie, Manali, Shimla, and Dharmshala. 

Atal Tunnel Rohtang and the North Portal of ATR to Keylong and Kaza was opened for commuters and tourist drawing massive footfalls in the peak summer season.

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