Rain and snow likely in J&K on October 9 | spcilvly

With light drizzle lashing parts of the Valley on Saturday, the MeT office predicted rain and snowfall from Monday in Jammu and Kashmir.

The MeT office advised farmers and fruit growers to postpone harvesting on October 9 and 10.  (HT file)
The MeT office advised farmers and fruit growers to postpone harvesting on October 9 and 10. (HT file)

Although autumn has begun in Kashmir, dry conditions have persisted and the weather hovers around 28°C. However, the rainfall of the last week caused a slight drop in temperatures.

“Moderate to partly cloudy weather is expected in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday,” the Met office said.

“On October 9 and 10, rain and snow are likely in scattered places in the higher areas.”

The MeT office added that mainly dry weather with little chance of rain is expected from October 11 onwards.

“From October 14 the weather will be mainly dry for a week. A brief spell of rain and snowfall in the highest areas cannot be ruled out, although the chances are low.”

Independent weather observer Faizan Arif, who heads a local meteorological group, said a rapidly evolving western disturbance could hit the region on October 9. “This disturbance is likely to bring rain and snow from the afternoon onwards. “It will be short-lived and due to the weather, it is expected to clear up on October 10.” He said snowfall is expected in higher areas including Zojila, Mughal Road, Sinthan Top, parts of Pir Panjal range and higher areas of Gurez, Baramulla, Anantnag and Kupwara districts.

The MeT office recommended farmers and fruit growers to postpone harvesting on October 9 and 10.

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