New Delhi: Parts of Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Himachal Pradesh will experience rains and thunderstorms on February 28, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted on Friday. Also Read - Cyclone Tauktae Affect! Heavy Rains Expected In UP, Delhi, Haryana on May 19-20

Besides, the northwest region, including Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi are also expected to receive scattered rainfall today, due to western disturbances and the induced circulation. Also Read - Cyclone Tauktae: Strong Winds Batter Gujarat Coast; Landfall Process to Continue Another Two Hours

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As per the forecast, Jammu & Kashmir will experience thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rain/snow at isolated places on Friday. Following this, a yellow alert has been placed over Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, with local residents advised to ‘be aware’ of the weather conditions.

Meanwhile, Himachal Pradesh is likely to experience thunderstorms accompanied by gusty winds at a speed of 30-40 kmph at isolated places.

Some regions of Punjab and Haryana will also witness thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds at a speed of 30-40 kmph today.