It Is Winter; Weatherman Predicts Snow, Rains

SRINAGAR: Winter seems to have changed its calendar. While Kashmir was witnessing summer-like sunny warm days, the weatherman says the snow and rains are around. So avoid folding the woollens and do not push Kangri to the rooftops.

Met department on Monday predicted widespread light to moderate rain or snowfall, mainly over higher reaches across Jammu and Kashmir during February 22 and 23, though there is no forecast of any major rain for the next 10 days.

A fresh active Western Disturbance is likely to affect J&K and adjoining areas from February 22. Under the influence of this system, widespread rain/snow is most likely to occur between 22 and 23 of February. However, it will have more impact in the Jammu division, Pir Panjal range and south Kashmir.

“Moderate rain in plains with snow over higher reaches (heavy rain/snow at isolated places) of Jammu Division (Doda & Kishtwar) is expected during the above period, ” the official said.

The official further said that there will be light rain over plains and moderate snow over the middle and higher reaches of the northwestern and central parts of the Kashmir Division. “Moderate rain over plains of south Kashmir with moderate snow over higher reaches is expected during the above period,” he added.

It also may temporarily disrupt Surface Transportation, while landslides in vulnerable spots of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and other major hilly roads.

The official further said that after this, there is no forecast of any major rain for the next 10 days

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