Weatherman predicts snowfall in J-K tomorrow

'Surface, air traffic, power supply likely to get affected'

Weather Alert

SRINAGAR — The weatherman here has predicted fresh snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that a fresh Western Disturbance is affecting the Union Territory from tomorrow.

Whiles talking to the news agency KNO, the Deputy Director Meteorological department (MeT) said that there is a possibility of fresh snowfall in J&K, especially in the higher reaches of the Union Territory.

He said that the main activity would be from January 29 evening or night, adding that wet weather conditions are expected in J&K parts from tomorrow, which would continue till January 31. The wet weather is expected till the end of this month, which marks the end of the 40-day harshest winter period-Chilla-i-Kalan.

Meanwhile, the MeT issued a yellow warning for J&K on January 30. The MeT said that widespread moderate snow or rain is expected in Jammu with heavy snowfall in Pirpanjal, south Kashmir, Doda-Kishtwar and other areas.

On January 31, there is a possibility of light to moderate snowfall at scattered places. It further added that the fresh snow spell may cause snow avalanches in avalanche-prone areas during the above period.

It may also affect surface and air transportation on January 30, adding that the power supply would also get affected.

The MeT advised people not to venture out in avalanche-prone areas unless emergency and also appealed to intending passengers to travel after confirmation of road status from the concerned Traffic Police.

Moreover, the traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway remained affected for 34 minutes today due to shooting stones at Mehar Passi. The officials said that the highway was open for vehicular movement and was closed for only 34 minutes due to shooting stones at Mehar Passi.

However, the Mughal Road and Srinagar-Jammu highway continued to remain closed for vehicular movement since the first week of this month.

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