Widespread rain/snowfall forecast for J&K between Dec 5-7


Srinagar, Nov 29 : Widespread rain and snowfall is likely to occur in Jammu and Kashmir between December 5 and 7, weather forecast said on Monday. An official of the Meteorological Department (MeT) said, "A Western Disturbance (WD) is most likely to affect J&K during December 5-7. "Widespread light to moderate snowfall and rain in plains is expected during this period. "Some places on higher reaches (above 2000m) may receive heavy snow( 1-2 ft) whereas plains are likely to receive 2-3 inches of snow. "There is possibility of disruption of traffic over passes like Zojila, Sinthan Top, Razdan Top and Mughal Road due to snowfall and freezing temperatures." A WD is an extra tropical storm in the Mediterranean Sea that causes widespread rain and snowfall in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. J&K and Ladakh have been reeling under cold wave conditions during the last few days. Any precipitation in the coming days is likely to break the existing cold spell. /IANS


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