Srinagar, Mar 3: Weatherman has forecast widespread light to moderate rain and snowfall in Kashmir Valley from March 6 to 7.
“A fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect J&K and adjoining areas from 6th March to 7th March. Widespread light to moderate rain in plains with moderate snowfall over middle and high reaches of Kashmir Division is most likely to occur,” a meteorological department official said.
“The main activity of the system will most likely to concentrate over higher reaches of Kupwara, Baramula, Bandipora, Budgam and Ganderbal with chances of heavy snowfall over isolated places of these districts.”
Regarding Jammu, the official chances of light to moderate rain during 6 to 7th March with chances of thunderstorm. “There is possibility of moderate to heavy snowfall over Zojila-Gumri axis and moderate snow over Drass and Minamarg and light snow over kargil and Leh district”.
Regarding the present weather, he said, light rain in plains and light snow over higher reaches was most likely to continue for now and gradual decrease thereafter with significant improvement from Friday. “Dry weather is likely to till night of 5th March.”
Meanwhile, Gulmarg received fresh snowfall while rains lashed some parts of Jammu and Kashmir including this summer capital. With overnight cloud cover, the night temperature hovered around above freezing point in all observatory places of the meteorological department barring the Gulmarg.