SRINAGAR: Several areas of Kashmir, as well as the Drass area of Kargil on Friday, received light snowfall while intermittent rainfall lashed the plains of Jammu & Kashmir for the third consecutive day here, bringing down the mercury in the Union Territory.
The upper reaches of Gurez Valley and Karnah received light snowfall while the Drass area in Kargil also received light snowfall this evening.
The light to moderate rains lashed the plains of J&K, bringing life to a standstill and also the mercury down at many parts of the Union Territory.
However, the Meteorological Department (MeT) here has predicted light snowfall in the upper reaches of some north Kashmir districts including Bandipora, Kupwara, and Sonamarg-Zojila-Gumri axis is expected for the next six hours.
Deputy Director MeT, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad said that the current spell of moderate showers with thunder, and lightning is expected to continue over, many places with gusty winds at a few places in the next 5-6 hours following which there is a possibility of a gradual decrease in the prevalent weather conditions.
Moreover, he said that on May 27-May 28, there is a possibility of intermittent light rain, thunder, and lightning at a few places while on May 29-May 30, fairly widespread intermittent light to moderate rain, thunder, and lightning with the possibility of hailstorm and gusty winds are expected at a few places.
The MeT has also issued an advisory for the farmers, advising them to suspend all farm operations during May 29 & May 30—(KNO)