MeT predicts rain, snowfall next week

The forecast confidence is greater than 75 percent.
"During this period there will be a drastic fall in day temperature. There will be colder days.”
"During this period there will be a drastic fall in day temperature. There will be colder days.”File: Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: The Meteorological Department Saturday predicted rains, snow, and colder days in the first week of November.

It also predicted disruptions in surface traffic and urged the farmers to harvest their agricultural products including fruits prone to be damaged in snowfall and low temperatures.

Talking to Greater Kashmir, Director MeT, Sonam Lotus said, “As per today’s conditions, the entire first week of November is most likely to witness generally cloudy weather with the possibility of light to moderate rain and snowfall over middle and higher reaches of J&K at scattered places of J&K. The forecast confidence is greater than 75 percent. During this period there will be a drastic fall in day temperature. There will be colder days.”

He said that snowfall and low temperatures might lead to temporary disruption of surface transportation, mainly over Zojila, Mughal Road, and Sadna Top.

The MeT also issued an advisory to the farmers and urged them to harvest their agricultural produce including fruits prone to damage in snowfall and low temperatures.

The MeT officials said that temperatures were decreasing with every passing day.

They said Srinagar recorded a low of 2.6 degrees Celsius against 3.5 degrees Celsius the previous night, 0.2 degrees Celsius below normal.

The MeT officials said that Qazigund recorded a low of 2.2 degrees Celsius against 2.6 degrees Celsius the previous night, 0.4 degrees Celsius below normal.

They said in Pahalgam, the mercury settled at minus 0.9 degrees Celsius, the same as the previous night but 0.4 degrees Celsius below normal.

The MeT officials said that Kokernag recorded a low of 5.2 degrees Celsius against 4.7 degrees Celsius the previous night, 0.9 degrees Celsius above normal.

They said that Gulmarg recorded a low of 2.2 degrees Celsius against 1.5 degrees Celsius the previous night, 0.5 degrees Celsius above normal. The MeT officials said that in Kupwara town, the mercury settled at 1.6 degrees Celsius against 2.2 degrees Celsius the previous night, 0.8 degrees Celsius below normal.

They said Jammu recorded a low of 16 degrees Celsius against 14.6 degrees Celsius the previous night, 0.1 degree Celsius below normal.

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