The dry spell is likely to end as MeT predicts an intermittent wet spell till The people across the valley are pinning hopes for the much-awaited snowfall as the weatherman here has predicted intermittent wet spell till February 02. So far, the weather conditions have remained dry throughout the Chillai-Kalan to date, but as per the forecast, light snowfall is expected from this evening.
According to the news agency, the local Meteorological department said, light snowfall is expected at isolated higher reaches tonight. On Jan 26, generally cloudy with light rain over plains and light snow at isolated higher reaches is expected towards early morning.
However, on Jan 27, generally cloudy with the possibility of light snowfall at isolated higher reaches towards late evening is expected. Moreover, on Jan 28-29, amidst cloudy weather, there is a possibility of light to moderate rain, and snow over many places.
On Jan 30-31, there is a possibility of light to moderate rain, and snow at widespread places. On February 01 and 02, there is a possibility of light rain, and snow at many places.
Meanwhile, the weatherman as per KNO has issued an advisory in wake of the weather system from January 28-31, saying that it may lead to the temporary closure of roads of higher reaches and important passes like Sinthan Pass, Mughal Road, Sadhna, and Razdan pass, Zojila, etc.
“Travellers are advised to plan accordingly,” the MeT Director, Dr Mukhtar Ahmad said. Moreover, the minimum temperature has improved at multiple places with Srinagar recording a low of minus 3.6 degrees Celsius. At minus 6.3 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam, a famous tourist destination was the coldest in Kashmir while Gulmarg, a famous ski resort, recorded a low of minus 4.5 degrees Celsius.
Qazigund, the gateway of Kashmir has recorded a low of minus 4.2 degrees Celsius while in Kokernag, the mercury settled at minus 1.6 degrees Celsius. In Kupwara, the mercury settled at minus 3.7 degrees Celsius—(KNO)