WEATHER: MeT forecasts widespread snow and rain ‘with main activity on Jan 5’

Srinagar: The weatherman has forecast mainly dry weather over Jammu and Kashmir for the next two days, but from from January 4 there is a possibility of widespread snow and rain across the Valley with main activity on January 5, MeT officials have said.

“There would be scattered to fairly widespread light to moderate rain/snow/thundershowers,” the official said regarding the outlook for the coming week.

Kashmir is in the middle Chillai-Kalan, the forty-day winter period which starts on December 21 and ends on January 31. The period is considered the harshest of the winter when the chances of snowfall are maximum.

Due to harsh weather conditions, people are facing a lot of problems. The water supply has been disrupted with frozen taps becoming common sight now.

The frequent power cuts, scheduled or unscheduled, only amplify the cold and add to the discomfort of the people. Some portions of the Dal Lake were also frozen due to the plunge in mercury overnight.


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