Rains and snow predicted amid cloud cover in Kashmir
By: Tariq Shah VOV
While the weather department has predicted snow and rains in Jammu and Kashmir, on Monday there is a heavy cloud cover over Srinagar and other parts bringing fresh chill in the atmosphere.
Already Kashmir valley is witnessing the severe spell of winter known as Chillai Kalan and amid this period, it is common to witness snow and rains in Jammu and Kashmir.
Weatherman has predicted widespread light to moderate snowfall and rains in plains of Jammu and Kashmir, while there are reports of snow being witnessed in many hilly areas of Kashmir valley including on Zojila Pass.
According to the news agencies while reporting about the forecast of weather conditions in Jammu and Kashmir they have said in their reports on Monday as follows.
A Western Disturbance is most likely to affect J-K during 3-9th January. Widespread light to heavy snowfall and rain in plains is expected during the period, the official said,
Under the influence of these systems, widespread moderate Rain/Snow is expected to Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh Regions. Light Rain/Snow would commence at few places of Kashmir from 3rd evening and thereafter increase in intensity & distribution.
Main activity of this system will be the occurrence of moderate to heavy Rain/Snow most likely during 5th and 8th January and gradual decrease thereafter.
Regarding probable impacts, he said, “There is possibility of disruption of traffic over passes like Zojila, Sinthan Top, Razdan Top, Mughal Road due to snow and freezing temperatures.”
With Agencies inputs