Kashmir braces up for wet weather
Srinagar, Jan 6: With two back-to-back Western Disturbances “mostly likely” affecting Jammu and Kashmir from January 7 evening, meteorological department on Friday forecast light to moderate snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir for nearly seven days from Saturday onwards.
“Two back to back Western Disturbances (are) most likely to affect J&K and adjoining from 7th January (evening),” a meteorological department official here told GNS, adding, “Under The influence of the 1st WD 7th (evening) to 9th January(afternoon), weather is likely to be cloudy with possibility of light snow over higher reaches during 7th night and light rain/snow over plains of J&K and light to moderate snow in middle and higher reaches during January 8th/9th.” From January 9th (afternoon) to 11th January (afternoon), he said, weather is likely to be cloudy with possibility of light snow over isolated higher reaches of Kashmir.
“Under the influence of the 2nd WD from January 11th(afternoon) to 13th January(afternoon), the weather is expected to be cloudy with possibility of light rain/snow over plains of Jammu and Kashmir and light to moderate snow over middle and higher reaches during 12/13 January.”
He advised Travellers and transporters to plan their journey accordingly especially over Sonamarg-Zojila-Gumni axis, Razdan pass, Sinthan pass, Sadhna pass, Mughal Road etc.
“There is going to be an improvement in minimum (night) temperature and dip in maximum (day) temperature.”
Meanwhile, severe cold conditions continued in Kashmir Valley even as there was a slight rise in the minimum temperature on Friday.