MeT issues advisory in Kashmir amid heavy snowfall forecast

Srinagar, Feb 27: The local Meteorological Department (MeT) has issued an advisory in view of heavy snowfall forecast in Jammu and Kashmir, cautioning about the disruption of surface and air transport to the landlocked valley.

In the advisory, the regional MeT centre said that an active Western disturbance is most likely to affect J&K and adjoining areas from 29th evening/night onwards.

Under the influence of this system, it said widespread moderate rain/snow is expected in Jammu and Kashmir from 29th night/early morning of 01 March till the afternoon of 3rd March with its peak activity on 2nd March.

“The above system is most likely to cause heavy to very heavy rain/snow over Pirpanjal Range of Jammu division and middle & higher reaches of Kashmir Division (Anantnag-Pahalgam, Kulgam, Sinthan Pass, Shupiyan-Pir Ki Gali, Sonamarg-Zojila, Bandipora-Razdan Pass, Gulmarg and Kupwara-Sachna Pass),” read the advisory.

The weather activity may lead to disruption of surface and air transport including Jammu-Srinagar national highway and other major roads of middle & higher reaches of J&K.

It asked the people in snow bound areas to avoid venturing into sloppy and Avalanche prone areas.

“Chances of landslides, mudslides & shooting stones most likely over the vulnerable areas. Farmers are advised to withheld all farm operations during 1st week of March,” it added.


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