Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Met predicts widespread rain, snowfall in J&K during Dec 5 and 7

Srinagar: The Meteorological department on Monday said that there will be widespread snow or rainfall as a western disturbance is most likely to affect Jammu and Kashmir during December 5 and 7.

A Met official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that widespread light to moderate snow or rainfall in plains of J&K is expected during December 5 and 7, while some place at higher reaches may receive heavy snowfall.

“A Western Disturbance is most likely to affect J&K during 5-7th Dec. Widespread light to moderate snow or rainfall in plains of JMU is expected during above period. Some places on higher reaches (above 2000m) may receive heavy snow (1-2 feet) whereas plains likely to receive 2-3 inches of snow,” he said.

The official said that as of today, there’s no forecast of heavy snow or rainfall in plains.

He also said that there will be temporary disruption of traffic over passes like Zojila, Sinthan Top, Razdan Top, Mughal Road due to snow and freezing temperatures, while predictability of forecast is 75 percent and accuracy will increase as the days comes closer. (KNS)

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