By Naresh Kumar, B P Yadav and Sanjay Bist
Authors are scientists, India Meteorological Department, Lodi Road, New Delhi, email@example.com
The western Himalayan region experienced an increasing trend of one-day heaviest precipitation, during both winter and monsoon through 1978 to 2007. While one day heaviest precipitation is on the rise in high-altitude stations during winter, the same is observed in low altitude stations during the monsoon.
Extreme weather, such as heavy precipitation, extensive avalanches, cloud burst, flash floods and landslides, regularly happen in the western Himalayan region. These extreme events generally occur under the influence of mid-latitude westerly systems during the winter months and due to monsoonal systems in summer. The western Himalayan region climate is influenced by the southwest monsoon from June to September and by westerly systems from November to March. Several scientists have studied the precipitation pattern and trends in this region so...