Weatherman issues weather warning, advisory

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Srinagar: A fresh Western Disturbance is most likely affect the state of J&K from 11th to 15th Dec. 2017 with moisture feeding taking place from the Arabian Sea. Under the influence of this system, moderate to heavy rain/snow is expected at widespread places of Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh region, a meteorological department statement read.

The main activity of this system (moderate to heavy rainfall/snowfall) is likely to occur during 12-13th Dec 2017 and gradual decrease thereafter. This will be the first major wet spell during the current season for J&K, it added.


Transportation: This weather system may lead to disruption of surface and air transportation like National Highway ( Srinagar-Leh, Srinagar-Jammu, Mughal Road etc.

Agriculture: It will bring relief to farmers especially who had sown Rabi crops in plains of Kashmir and Jammu region and overall improvement in soil moisture. Hence farmers are advised not to irrigate the fields this week.

General Warning: Higher reaches of Kashmir, Ladakh & Hilly area of Jammu most likely to receive moderate to Heavy snowfall during the above said period mainly during 12-13th Dec.

Temperature: There will be significant fall in day temperature and slight rise in night temp.