MeT predicts wet spell in J&K

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SRINAGAR: The MeT Department here has issued a weather advisory predicting light to heavy rains or snowfall for the next three days across Jammu and Kashmir.

A MeT official said that a fresh Western Disturbance is most likely to affect Jammu & Kashmir from 4th April with light rain thundershowers on 4th & 5th April and main activity-moderate rain, snow, thunderstorms and gusty winds with 30-40 KMPH-on 6th and 7th April.

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An advisory issued here in this regard said that the system is likely to cause heavy rain, snow mainly in the upper reaches of Kashmir-Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Baramulla, Bandipora, Gurez & Tulail valley, and Kupwara (Karnah Sector), Shopian, Qazigund-Banihal axis, Pirpanjal Range of Jammu Division, Drass (Gumri & Minamarg) and Zanskar sub division of Ladakh.

The probable impacts, the advisory stated, include “temporary disruption of surface traffic mainly on Jammu-Srinagar and Srinagar-Leh Highway (Zojila Pass), Leh-Manali Highway, Mughal Road and Sadhna pass on April 6th and 7th.”

The official said that there is also a possibility of landslides and shooting stones at vulnerable spots of Jammu- Srinagar Srinagar-Leh Highway.

“There would be temporary water logging in low lying areas in Kashmir valley, while as the other impacts include suspension of agricultural and horticultural operations and dip in day temperatures,” it said.