Wet spell, snow expected in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 23: A western disturbance is likely to approach Jammu and Kashmir from Saturday and cause snowfall and heavy rain in the state for the next three-four days, 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 IANS.

During this period we expect snowfall over higher reaches and moderate to heavy rainfall in Kashmir and Jammu divisions and many other places, particularly Kargil district of Ladakh region, he said.

“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.

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