‘Western Disturbance approaching Kashmir to give first snowfall’

Snowfall in Qazigund.

Sameer Showkin Lone
Srinagar: With winter all set to make onset, Kashmir valley may witness the first snowfall of the season with an approaching Western Disturbance to give rain and snow likely by November 12.

“Snowfall will be confined to the upper reaches of Jammu and Kashmir the middle and lower levels will record scattered rains and thundershowers. Places such as Srinagar, Banihal, Kokernag, may witness rains and thundershowers,” according to Skymet Weather.

Reportedly, the Western Disturbance is presently seen over Afghanistan and is moving gradually in the northeast direction. “It is likely to affect Jammu and Kashmir by November 12,” it said.

However, in the wake of this approaching system, the minimum temperatures will increase in states of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. The maximum temperatures will drop significantly by the weekend, making the weather cold and chilly.

“These disturbances after approaching the region usually remain for 1-2 days and give spells of rain and snow of varying intensity. We call this system, Western Disturbance due to its movement from west to east,” said a local official on the weather department. (PTK)

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