SRINAGAR: Just 48 hours after an improvement in Kashmir’s weather, the local meteorological department has forecasted another moderate wet spell in Jammu and Kashmir starting from March 01.

Dr Mukhtar Ahmad, Director of the Meteorological Department, said that no weather activity is anticipated until February 26. However, he noted that light to moderate rain and snow are expected across many areas on February 27 and February 28.

Furthermore, Dr Mukhtar indicated the possibility of light rains and snow at isolated places on February 29th and a moderate spell of rains and snow starting from March 01.

“From March 01 to March 03, there’s a likelihood of light to moderate rain and snow across most places, with heavy rain and snow at isolated middle and higher reaches expected on March 02 and 03,” he said.

He further stated that the exact details of the forecast will be shared in the coming days.

In its advisory, the MeT office has said that in view of heavy to very heavy snowfall over few middle and higher reaches, the travellers and tourists are advised to follow administration and traffic police advisory.

“General public over hilly areas are advised not to venture in avalanche prone areas & sloppy areas,” it reads and appealed to people to follow avalanche warnings and advisories. (KNO)


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