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MeT Forecasts Rain/Snow Until Feb 21, Followed by a Calm Period With No Significant Weather Activity Until Feb 27

 

Srinagar, Feb 19 (KS): As Kashmir witnesses a picturesque snowfall and plains including Srinagar city are drenched in rain, the Meteorological Department forecasts anticipated rain and snowfall to persist until February 21.

An official from MeT told news agency Kashmir Scroll that in Kashmir division, there is possibility of light to moderate rain/snow at most places (Plains & Lower reaches) with possibility of heavy to very heavy snowfall over middle & higher reaches of Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Badgam & districts of South Kashmir till tomorrow.

He said on 21st February, there is possibility of intermittent light to moderate snow at many places till afternoon/late afternoon and gradual improvement thereafter, adding that there is no significant weather activity till 27th February.

In Jammu division, he said there is possibility of intermittent light to moderate rain with thunder/lightning in plains of Jammu division with light to moderate snowfall over higher reaches with heavy snowfall over isolated higher reaches of Ramban, Poonch, Doda and Kishtwar till tomorrow.

On 21st February, he said intermittent light to moderate snow/rain over many places till late afternoon/evening and gradual improvement thereafter, adding that there is no significant weather activity till 27th February.

The system, he said may lead to temporary closure of roads of higher reaches and important passes like Sinthan pass, Mughal Road, Sadhna & Razdan pass, Zojila etc.

He advised travellers to plan accordingly. He also advised farmers to withheld irrigation and fertilizer application & drain out excess water from orchards and fields during the above period.

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Significant drop in day temperature is expected during the above period, he said. (KS)

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