Kedarnath is draped in snow after heavy snowfall on Monday. Photo: PTI Photo
Reflection of India Gate on water lying on the lawns due to unseasonal rains in New Delhi on Sunday. Photo: Atul Yadav/ PTI Photo
A view of Kufri after fresh snowfall in Shimla on Monday. Photo: PTI Photo
Attendees gather under plastic sheeting as rain falls ahead of the start of the three-day World Culture Festival in New Delhi on 11 March 2016. Photo: Money Sharma/ AFP Photo
A view of Mahasu Peak after fresh snowfall in Kufri near Shimla on Monday. Photo: PTI Photo
Spectators try to protect themselves from the rain during the T20 World Cup match between Ireland and Netherlands which was delayed due to rains in Dharamshala on Sunday. Photo: Manvender Vashist/ PTI Photo
A man walking through the snow-covered path in Mahsu peak at Kufri near Shimla. Photo: PTI Photo
Artists at the World Culture Festival organised by Art of Living foundation on 11 March 2016 in New Delhi. Photo: Virendra Singh Gosain/ Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Fresh snowfall in Kufri near Shimla. Photo: PTI Photo
Groundsmen cover the pitch due to unseasonal rains which delayed play between Ireland and Netherlands at the WT20 in Dharamshala on Friday. Photo: Manvender Vashist/ PTI Photo
Before the scorching summer, some snow and rain for north India
The well-anticipated spell of rain in north India is fast coming to an end.
The showers began on 11 March. Some rain and snowfall was seen in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh on the 10th itself.
Alerts and warnings were given out for possible flooding and landslides in the hills. Though Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh received heavy showers during the last few of days, no flooding was reported. However, an incident of landslide was reported in Vaishno Devi.
Showers were experienced across Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi-NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar.
These rains accompanied by strong winds and hailstorm caused massive damage to crops like wheat and mustard among others.
Several places have crossed the monthly average rainfall in just a few days. Jammu received 83mm of rainfall during the last week, leaving behind the monthly normal of 75mm. Shimla in Himachal Pradesh also received 64mm from 12 to 13 March. Just halfway through the month and Chandigarh has already received 60mm of rain against the normal of 30mm.
Rainfall this time around has essentially brought more than 50mm of rain in most parts of North India.
Text by Priyata Brajabasi
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