SRINAGAR — The J&K Meteorological Department has predicted a two-day wet spell starting tomorrow, bringing light to moderate snowfall across many parts of the region. Some areas, particularly in the north, northwest, and south, could see significantly heavier snowfall, reaching up to 12 inches in higher reaches.
While Friday was generally dry with a slight chance of light snow at high altitudes, things take a turn from Saturday (February 3rd) onwards. Expect afternoon clouds followed by light to moderate snow or rain in many places by evening. The snowfall is expected to intensify overnight, with some areas receiving heavy snowfall exceeding 8 inches.
The plains and valleys won’t be spared either, with snowfall or rain predicted depending on the location. Central Kashmir plains are likely to see rain with light snowfall (1-2 inches), while Jammu division can expect light to moderate rain with thunder and lightning in some areas. Pirpanjal Range and Chenab Valley in the Jammu region might also see light to moderate snowfall during this period.
The good news is that the snowstorm should taper off by Sunday evening, with partly cloudy skies and a chance of light snow only in isolated high areas on Monday (February 5th). The rest of the week, from February 6th to 13th, is expected to be generally dry.
However, with inclement weather expected during Saturday and Sunday evenings, travellers are advised to plan their journeys accordingly and pay close attention to advisories from the administration and traffic police.