Widespread Snowfall Expected Due to Western Disturbance in Kashmir: MeT

While the minimum temperature has improved throughout the valley, widespread rain and snowfall are predicted in the Union Territory on November 29 due to a weak Western Disturbance in Jammu and Kashmir.

“The rains and snowfall are expected tomorrow at isolated places amidst the possibility of generally cloudy weather conditions,” Director Meteorological department (MeT), Dr Mukhtar Ahmad said.

He said a two-day wet spell is expected on November 29 and 30, adding that the weather would remain generally cloudy while light to moderate rain and snowfall was expected at fairly widespread places with possibility of thunderstorm and lightning at few places as well.

The two-day wet-spell as per Director MeT is expected under the influence of a weak western disturbance, which will affect JK on November 29.

For the first six days of December, Dr Mukhtar said the weather would remain partly to generally cloudy.

Pertinently, the minimum temperatures have recorded a significant improvement as the mercury settled above freezing point at multiple places across Kashmir.

Gulmarg, a famous ski-resort and Konibal in Pulwama recorded sub-zero temperatures at minus 1.2 degree Celsius and minus 2.0 degree Celsius.

The mercury in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir, settled at 3.5 degree Celsius while in Qazigund, the mercury settled at 2.6 degree Celsius.

In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 1.5 degree Celsius while in Kupwara and Kokernag, the mercury settled at 1.8 degree Celsius and 2.8 degree Celsius respectively.

Moreover, the shallow to moderate fog conditions are expected to continue till tomorrow over many places of Kashmir division.

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