Srinagar: The Meteorological Department on Wednesday issued an advisory for fairly widespread rain and snow in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh for five days beginning December 11, a statement issued by MeT here said.
“A fresh Western Disturbance is most likely affect the state of J&K from 11 to 15 December with moisture feeding taking place from the Arabian Sea. Under the influence of this system, moderate to heavy rain/snow is expected at widespread places of Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh region,” the weatherman said, adding that the main activity would be during December 12 and 13.
“The main activity of this system (moderate to heavy rainfall/snowfall) is likely to occur during 12-13th December and gradual decrease thereafter. “ This, the weatherman said will be the first ‘major wet spell’ during the current season for J&K. The weather system may lead to disruption of surface and air transportation like Highway (Srinagar-Leh, Srinagar-Jammu, Mughal Road etc, the official said.
Regarding agriculture, the weatherman said it will bring relief to farmers especially who had sown Rabi crops in plains of Kashmir and Jammu region and overall improvement in soil moisture. “Hence farmers are advised not to irrigate the fields this week,” the official said.
In general warning, the weatherman said that higher reaches of Kashmir, Ladakh and Hilly area of Jammu most are likely to receive moderate to heavy snowfall during the period especial from December 12 and 13 .
“Temperature: There will be significant fall in day temperature and slight rise in night temperature,” the official added.