MeT predicts snowfall from Saturday

Srinagar: The Meteorological Department has said that a wet spell was likely to begin from Friday night and there would be a “moderate spell of snowfall during Saturday and Sunday night.”

The forthcoming wet spell can cause disruption in both air and surface traffic, the MeT has warned.

Director MeT, Sonam Lotus, in the latest forecast has said that as predicted earlier, “another Western Disturbance of moderate intensity is most likely to affect J&K and Kargil district of Ladakh during January 22 (night) to 24th (night) with main activity on January 23-24.”

“This will cause widespread moderate snowfall in hilly areas of Jammu, plains of Kashmir, rain in plains of Jammu and light snowfall at scattered places of Ladakh especially in Kargil district,” Lotus said.

He said the intensity of snowfall will “be lesser than the previous spell as there is little or no moisture supply from Arabian Sea.” adding “thereafter weather is likely to remain mainly dry for subsequent 4 to 5 days.”

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