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Western Disturbance threatens floods in north India, Pakistan

Christian Fernsby |
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is expecting an intense wet spell over the country's northwest and adjoining central areas as an active Western Disturbance moves out of Afghanistan and across northern Pakistan.

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Warnings have been issued across the region and the severe weather is expected to last into the weekend.

The IMD has also forecast another Western Disturbance that will follow closely behind, around March 10, making it the third so far this month and 22nd of the year.

Western Disturbances are storms that originate over the Mediterranean region and which typically hit India in the winter, bringing rain and snow on the mountains.

Winds of 30-40 kilometres per hour are possible. There is likely to be some damage to trees and property, possibly leading to power cuts at times.

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