Snow prediction: Weather advisory issued in Kashmir parts


As per the communication received from Meteorological Centre, Rambagh, Srinagar, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Thursday issued weather advisory according to which moderate to heavy snow and rain is expected from January 19, to 25, 2019, at widespread places of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions.

The spokesman said that light snowfall would commence at a few places of Kashmir on January 19th forenoon and increase in intensity and distribution thereof.

The main activity of the system (heavy to very heavy with isolated very heavy rain/snow) is most likely during January 20 to 23 and gradual decrease thereafter.

According to details, this weather system may lead to disruption of surface and air transportation like Srinagar-Jammu highway, and other major roads of the State.

Heavy precipitation may cause avalanches in higher reaches, landslide, water logging in low lying areas, besides, farmers are advised to take all precautionary measures to avoid losses due to heavy snow, rain.

In addition to it, there will be a significant fall in day temperature and a slight rise in night temperature.

Accordingly, Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir Division including Leh and Kargil have been asked to advise people not to venture in avalanche prone areas during this period. The concerned Deputy Commissioners are directed to activate their control rooms and ensure that the snow clearance equipment is placed at proper places for snow clearance in respect of their districts as per the snow clearance plan.


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