MeT predicts 4-day wet spell from today evening
Traffic to ply from Jmu towards Sgr
Srinagar, March 21: The meteorological department Sunday said they were expecting a four-day long wet spell in Kashmir from Monday evening till 25th March.
Director MeT, Sonam Lotus told Rising Kashmir that under the influence of intense western disturbances, there is the possibility of moderate to heavy rains in plains and snowfall in higher reaches of Kashmir from Monday evening
“We have already issued a weather advisory and there is a possibility of snowfall at higher reaches of Kashmir and in Pir Panjal range of Jammu division. We are expecting an improvement in weather conditions and a gradual decrease in precipitation from March 25 forenoon onward,” Lotus said.
He urged farmers not to spray their orchards from Monday afternoon as weather will remain mostly disturbed till March 25 and after 26th will be likely dry till the 27th afternoon.
Lotus said the next spell of light to moderate rains will likely begin from March 27-29 in Kashmir and its intensity and distribution will be low as compared current one.
As per weather department officials, Srinagar recorded 6 degrees celsius, Pahalgam minus 0.2, and Gulmarg 0.5 as the minimum temperature on intervening nights of Saturday and Sunday.
As per the traffic advisory issued by the traffic department for Monday, LMVs shall be allowed from Jammu towards Srinagar on the highway.
Meanwhile, Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMVs) stranded between Nashree and Ramban shall be allowed towards Srinagar.
Besides, Mughal road, connecting Shopian and Poonch districts is still closed following the government order.