Srinagar: A Western Disturbance is approaching towards J&K and is likely to affect the state from tomorrow the 24th Afternoon ( Saturday) to 27th Forenoon ( Tuesday), the local weather office said on Friday.
“A tropical storm is likely to affect the state from tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon and will last till Tuesday evening,” an official of the local Met Office told Media Sources.
Under the influence of this weather system, MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN/Thundershower and snowfall over higher reaches will occur at widespread places in Kashmir & Jammu divisions and at many places in Ladakh region particularly Kargil district.
“The wet conditions are likely to last for most of this peroid and weather will improve from October 27 evening onwards,” the official said.
Owing to the adverse weather forecast, the local meteorological office has issued an advisory and asked travellers on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway and other main roads to exercise caution before embarking on the journey.
“The weather condition may trigger landslides and blockage of road in vulnerable areas, particularly the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, Srinagar-Leh and Leh-Manali road,” the advisory said.
The 300-km Srinagar-Jammu highway is the surface link of the state with outside and all essential commodities are routed by this road to the landlocked Kashmir Valley.
“Hostile weather system may also disrupt surface and air transport during these days,” the weather official said.
A western disturbance is a tropical storm system originating in the Mediterranean Sea that brings rain and snowfall in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. kashmir weather
Above weather system may disrupt surface and air transport during these days. kashmir weather
The statement was issued by state weather department a shortwhile ago. kashmir weather