MeT predicts light to moderate rain and snow in Kashmir plains

Warns of potential heavy snowfall in higher reaches

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Snow-covered Mughal Road leading to Peer Ki Gali
Snow-covered Mughal Road leading to Peer Ki Gali | Photo Credit: Owais Yatoo

SRINAGAR — The Meteorological Department issued a forecast on Wednesday indicating the likelihood of light to moderate rain and snow, with the potential for heavy snowfall in select higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir.

An official from the MeT department informed us that these weather conditions are expected to prevail from late afternoon or evening through tomorrow.

The official detailed that the daytime weather will generally be cloudy, with the possibility of light to moderate rain or snow across various locations in Jammu and Kashmir. This is anticipated to commence in the late afternoon or evening and persist until tomorrow morning or forenoon, with the chance of heavy snowfall in certain higher reaches of the north, northwestern, and south Kashmir.

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He further stated that lower reaches and plains of the north, northwestern, and south Kashmir region may experience a snowfall depth of 6-8 inches, while the plains of central Kashmir could receive 2-4 inches during tonight and tomorrow early morning.

Looking ahead to February 2, the official mentioned that the weather is expected to be generally dry, with the possibility of very light snow in isolated higher reaches. From February 3 to 4, there’s a projected chance of light to moderate rain or snow across many places in Jammu and Kashmir. Beyond that, from February 5 to 12, the weather is expected to remain generally dry.

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Due to intermittent light to moderate snowfall over the past three days in higher reaches, significant snow accumulation has occurred in the north and northwestern parts of the Kashmir division. This has led to the temporary closure of roads in higher reaches and important passes. Travelers are advised to plan accordingly to navigate these conditions.

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