MeT predicts rain, snowfall for next three days in J-K

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Srinagar: The weather office here on Sunday issued an advisory regarding light to heavy rains or snowfall for next three days in Jammu and Kashmir.

“A fresh western disturbance (is) most likely to affect the Jammu & Kashmir from 4th April with light rain thunder on 4th and 5th April and main activity (moderate rain snow thunderstorms with Gusty Winds 30-40 KMPH) on 6th and 7th April 2021,” he said, adding, “The system is likely to cause heavy rain / snow mainly in upper reaches of Kashmir (Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Baramulla, Bandipora ( Gurez & Tulail valley) and Kupwara (Karnah Sector), Shopian, Qazigund-Banihal axis, Pirpanjal Range of Jammu Division, Dras ( Gumri & Minamarg) and Zanskar subdivision of Ladakh,” reads an advisory issued by the meteorologist at the local MeT office, M H Mir.

The probable impacts, the advisory says includes ‘temporary disruption’ of surface traffic mainly on Jammu-Srinagar and Srinagar-Leh Highway (Zojila Pass), Leh-Manali Highway, Mughal Road, and Sadhna pass on 6th and 7th April.

There is also possibility of landslides and shooting stones at vulnerable spots of Jammu- Srinagar Srinagar-Leh Highway, the advisory said.

“There would be temporary water logging in low lying areas in Kashmir Valley,” it said. The other impacts include suspension of agricultural and horticultural operations and dip in day temperatures. (GNS)

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