India, April 14 -- A western disturbance which is likely to affect the western Himalayan region from Wednesday is likely to cause scattered to fairly widespread rainfall with thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds (30-40kmph) over the region till April 18, according to India Meteorological Department.

Light rainfall with thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds (30-40kmph) are expected over the adjoining plains during April 16 and 17. Heavy rainfall is also likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad and Himachal Pradesh on April 16 and 17.

Thunderstorms or dust storms are also likely over west Rajasthan on April 15 and 16 and over east Rajasthan on April 16 and 17.

Due to thunderstorm activity over most parts of...