Dry spell to end soon, says MeT

Srinagar: This weekend may end the dry spell that has left the people worried across Kashmir Valley, MeT office said Wednesday.

Cold wave might tightened its noose over the state for five days beginning December 11 in view of likelihood of moderate to heavy rain and snow at several places in the state, MeT said in a statement.

“A fresh western disturbance is most likely to affect the state with moisture feeding taking place from the Arabian Sea resulting in moderate to heavy rain and snow at several places in all the three regions – Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh – of  the state,” a Met official said.

The main activity of this system (moderate to heavy rain/snow) is likely to occur during December 12-13 and gradual decrease thereafter, Director MeT Sonam Lotus said.

He said this will be the first ‘major wet spell’ during the current season for the state.

While it will bring relief to farmers especially those who have sown Rabi crops in plains, the MeT Director said that the weather system will may lead to disruption of surface and  air links.

“The traffic on Srinagar-Jammu, Srinagar-Leh and Mughal Road could be affected,” he said primarily due to the snowfall and heavy rains.

Meanwhile, the MeT department issued a warning that higher reaches of Kashmir, Ladakh  and hilly area of Jammu division are most likely to receive moderate to heavy snowfall during December 11 to 15 in general and particularly during December 12-13.

There will be significant fall in day temperature and slight rise in night temperatures during the period, the weatherman predicted. (Kashmir Wire)



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