MeT predicts rain, snow from Dec 11

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Weather system may disrupt Kashmir’s surface, air link: Lotus

MeT predicts rain, snow from Dec 11

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar, Dec 6:

The Meteorological Department has predicted light to moderate rain and snowfall in the State from Dec 11.
“A fresh Western Disturbance is most likely to affect the state from December 11 to 15 with moisture feeding taking place from the Arabian Sea,” a statement issued by MeT said.
It said under the influence of this system, moderate to heavy rain and snow is expected at widespread places of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh region.
“The main activity of this system (moderate to heavy rainfall/snowfall) is likely to occur during December 12-13 and gradual decrease thereafter,” the statement said.
According to the MeT Director Kashmir, Sonam Lotus the higher reaches of Kashmir, Ladakh and hilly area of Jammu are most likely to receive moderate to heavy snowfall during this period.
He said the weather system may lead to disruption of surface and air transportation like Srinagar-Leh, Srinagar-Jammu, and Mughal Road etc.
The rain and snowfall would bring relief to farmers, especially who have sown Rabi crops in plains of Kashmir and Jammu region and overall improvement in soil moisture.
The farmers have been advised not to irrigate the fields this week.
According to weather department official, Leh experienced the coldest night this winter as the minimum temperature there dropped to minus 13.6 degrees Celsius.
The Kargil town recorded a low of minus 7.5 degrees Celsius, 2.3 degrees down from the previous night, he said.
The night temperature marked an increase across the valley with Srinagar recording a low of minus 3.3 degrees Celsius last night, up by 0.5 degrees from the previous night, which was the coldest this season so far.
The mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 1.8 degrees Celsius, up from minus 3.2 the previous night, he said.
Kokernag town recorded a low of 0.7 degree Celsius, over two degrees up from minus 1.4 degrees Celsius yesterday.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 3 degrees Celsius, slightly up from the previous night's minus 3.2 degrees Celsius, the MeT official said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 3.8 degrees Celsius nearly a degree up from the previous night's minus 4.5 degrees Celsius.
He said Pahalgam registered an increase of over two degrees in the night temperature as the minimum there settled at minus 2 degrees Celsius compared to the previous night's minus 4.4 degrees Celsius.
The night temperatures in Banihal settled above the normal at 1.4 degrees Celsius. The town had recorded sub-zero temperatures the previous night, it said.
Bhaderwah in Doda district recorded 3.5 degrees Celsius against yesterday's 1 degrees Celsius.
Katra, which is the base camp for pilgrims visiting the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, recorded a minimum temperature of 8 degrees Celsius.





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