SRINAGAR — The Meteorological Department on Friday forecast “intermittent light to moderate rain at widespread places and light snowfall from Saturday night till Sunday evening.”
Under the influence of the weather, an official of the local meteorological office said that there could be landslides and shooting stones over vulnerable areas of Srinagar-Jammu and Srinagar-Leh Highways besides other hilly roads as well as possibility of dip in day temperature.
“Under the influence of approaching western Disturbance and lower level easterlies, fresh spell of intermittent light to moderate rain with thunderstorm and lightning is most likely over J&K at widespread places from night of October 16 and likely to continue till 17th October evening,” the official said in a statement.
“Moderate rainfall activity is most likely over Pirpanjal range of Jammu division (Baderwah- Banihal axis) during the period,” the official said.
He said that there is possibility of light snow most likely over higher reaches of Gulmarg, Kupwara, Bandipora, Pahalgam and Sonamarg (Zojila pass), higher reaches of Drass and Zanskar and Leh-Manali highway.
Regarding probable impacts, he said, landslides and shooting stones can occur at vulnerable areas of Srinagar-Jammu, Srinagar-Leh Highway and other hilly roads.
He said there could be dip in day temperature. Farmers have been asked to postpone harvesting of agriculture and horticultural crops.