Northern India is currently experiencing signs of cold waves across the region. Cold waves lead to extreme fog and drop in temperature. This is due to the western disturbance acting as a trough in the middle tropospheric westerlies.
Simply put, Tropospheric westerlies are winds that blow across the earth and western disturbance is a weather system that can affect these winds and cause change in temperature and precipitation in a region.
This would result in moderate to scattered snowfall/rainfall in Uttarakhand causing delays.
“Flights and trains in and around Dehradun may be delayed. So it is important for trekkers to plan ahead and book tickets well in advance. It is also important to stay informed about weather conditions before starting on a trek,” says Ravi Ranjan, Senior Slope Manager at Indiahikes.
If you are planning for Brahmatal, Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, or Deoriatal Chandrashila trek between January 20th to February 7th, be prepared for extreme fog.
Please note that there is also a possibility of heavy precipitation in the western Himalayan region on January 24th and 25th. This could also result in delays.
Stay tuned to this space for more weather updates.