Srinagar, Nov 8: The Meteorological Department has predicted rains in plains and snow over the higher reaches in Jammu and Kashmir from Thursday evening.
The MeT officials here said that an active Western Disturbance is anticipated to bring rain and snow to Jammu and Kashmir from Thursday to Friday.
The precipitation is set to commence on Thursday afternoon, initiating in higher areas and gradually spreading to the plains by evening.
The MeT update asked the farmers to suspend farm operations for three days, and particularly on November 9.
The weather was mostly dry in J&K with partially overcast skies in Kashmir on Wednesday.
“On November 9, the weather is expected to be generally cloudy with light rain over plains and light snow over the higher reaches like Razdan Pass, Sadhna Pass, Sinthan Pass, Zojila, and Mughal Road,” the MeT said. “Generally cloudy weather is expected with light rain and snow at isolated places is expected in the morning hours of November 9.”
MeT’s Srinagar centre Director Mukhar Ahmad in a post on micro-blogging platform X posted: “Generally cloudy weather with a spell of light rain over many places and light snow over higher reaches is expected on November 8 and 9. No major weather forecast till 15 November.”
The MeT update asked the farmers to suspend farm operations for three days, particularly on November 9.
The centre has predicted temporary transportation disruption over the higher reaches due to slippery conditions and cautioned of a likely dip in temperature