SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir meteorological department on Friday issued a clarification saying that the yellow snowfall in north Kashmir yesterday was due to dust carried by winds from Pakistan and Afghanistan.
“Analysis of 2nd Generation Weather Satellite (Meteosat-9) of EUMETSAT( European Operational Satellite Agency) confirms that Yesterday’s Yellowish/Dusty Snowfall over some parts of North Kashmir was dust carried out by winds from central parts of Pakistan & southern Afghanistan which started around 7 PM IST travelled northeast wards and reached north Kashmir around 02:00hrs AM(IST), “ reads the statement issued by MeT department.
𝘾𝙡𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙧𝙚𝙜𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙣𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩'𝙨 𝙮𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬𝙞𝙨𝙝/𝙙𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙮 𝙨𝙣𝙤𝙬𝙛𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙉𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙝 𝙆𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙢𝙞𝙧:Analysis of 2nd Gen. Satellite of EUMETSAT(Meteosat-9) indicates that it was Dust & originated from Pak-Afg. Border. pic.twitter.com/E6ExEVWSNU
— Meteorological Centre Srinagar (@metsrinagar) February 10, 2023
Director of the meteorological department, Jammu & Kashmir Sonam Lotus also shared a video on his Twitter in this regard.
More clarification from this video. Observe Central Pak/South Afg. border..
Thanks to:@eumetsat @ashimmitra (IMD)
Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad(IMD) https://t.co/M2y1v7mt8g pic.twitter.com/aZEJigvoxk
— Sonam Lotus (@lotusladakh) February 10, 2023